Stay in the loop and go behind the scenes at the museum, with blogs from our director, learning manager and volunteers, there is never a dull moment.

Free Summer Playscheme

The dates for our fourteenth Summer playscheme have been confirmed as the 25 July – 5 August… Fourteenth!?! Gosh how time flies.. The scheme runs for two weeks every Summer and celebrates the Thames Tunnel Fancy Fair of 1852. Free for Southwark children (7-11 yr olds) please register if you are interested, more info here.

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Flash messages of peace and goodwill between two kindred nations

By Amtrak the journey to West Palm Beach, Florida takes 26 hours. I have been warned against the railways by my American hosts, but this is the Silver Meteor and I cannot resist such train journeys. I leave from Penn Station, Track 3, with a big grin and settle down to enjoy the view before […]

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Notes from America

Cleveland is home of the world famous orchestra and Severance Hall, America’s most beautiful concert hall. I enjoy Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 1 and Stravinsky The Firebird, and afterwards there is a special [email protected] Jazz event in the foyer and my host Carol and I enjoy cocktails. I think of cocktails in London at the Midnight […]

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Transforming underground spaces…

    You can view the the full article online on the FT website by registering here. Registered members can read three articles a month for free. Once you have registered and signed in you can click the link below. Or search “Brunel Museum” on the newspapers website. Tunnel vision: how unloved underground spaces can […]

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American Lecture Tour

Chicago welcomes me with a biting wind and a rain storm. It could be London. Chicago’s elevated railway, The Loop, which is as wonderful as it is famous, is also very exposed. Construction in 1897 was masterminded by Charles Tyson Yerkes, one of the city’s most notorious robber barons. By all accounts, he cheated his […]

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News from America…

If you have missing our Director Robert Hulse, while he is away on his American travels you can watch a live stream of his talk at the Linda Hall Library, Kansas City on 4 May… You can find more information about the English Speaking Union who have organised this tour and Robert’s Itinerary here.

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