News

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.

Spring has sprung!

We send a regular e-newsletter to our subscribers with sneaky peaks, tidbits and event reminders. Once the newsletter has gone out we then post the text as a blog for everyone to read (see below) but if you want the news first, make sure you subscribe here… Hello, Time for a picnic! Spring is here, the gardens […]

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Isambard Kingdom Brunel: A Victorian Frank Lloyd Wright

  Today I fly to Chicago returning to the UK on the 7 June for a whirlwind lecture tour with English Speaking Union as part of the Evelyn Wrench Speaker Program. I shall be blogging and tweeting my journey, if you are interested in my itinerary you can find it here. After my lecture in NYC ‘The Mayflower […]

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We’ve been in the news!

Since the official opening of the Grand Entrance Hall on the 14 April, the museum and the newly opened shaft have been lucky enough to receive quite a bit of press attention. We have collated some links in case you are interested, including one to a time lapse video of the construction process. Click the […]

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Brunel Museum makes an entrance with new underground venue

    Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s legacy in London continues as his first ever project opens as the capital’s latest cultural attraction. Ever the showman, Brunel organised underground fairs and banquets inside the Thames Tunnel – once described as the Eighth Wonder of the World – in the mid-nineteenth century. He would approve of the transformation […]

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Brunel American Lecture Tour 2016

Our Museum Director, Robert Hulse, is giving another American Brunel Lecture Tour, organised by the English Speaking Union. This year he is touring Chicago and the mid west, with stops in New York City to talk about the Mayflower and in West Palm Beach, Florida to present a paper at the Environmental & Water Resources Institute. […]

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Happy Birthday Brunel!

This Saturday 9th April is Brunel’s 210th birthday and I am leading a special boat trip to look at all things Brunel in London. No need to book, just turn up 10.45am Embankment tube station ready to catch the 11.03 ferry from the pier. Afterwards we will toast Brunel’s health in the Tunnel Club, the […]

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Museums and Wellbeing

There is no evidence that Brunel had problems with mental health, except of course in almost everything he did! And the utterly brilliant Professor Michael Faraday suffered from dementia towards the end of his life. ‘My worldly faculties are slipping away day by day’. Faraday was an exceptional communicator and teacher – probably the world’s […]

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January News: Wassail, Miss Julie, New Entrance to the Shaft

Every month we send an e-newsletter to our subscribers with sneaky peaks, tidbits and event reminders. Once the newsletter has gone out we then post the text as a blog for everyone to read (see below) but if you want the news first, make sure you subscribe here… Hello, Happy New Year! Very best wishes for […]

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This is the Way In

The new entrance is made and the view from the doorway down and across the void is just breathtaking! I have entered the underground chamber many many times, but always through the tiny hobbit hole, the half height inspection doorway on the north side. This requires a great deal of care, and mostly I am […]

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