February Half Term Activities at the Brunel Museum – FULLY BOOKED!

STOP PRESS: we are now fully booked for our half-term activities.

Please check back for our next holiday activities later in the year.

Arts, Crafts and Drama

Monday 17th February – Friday 21st February  

All workshops start at 11am: don’t be late! Finish at 1pm

Children must be accompanied by  a parent/carer, who will  be able to enjoy a free visit to the Museum.  Aimed at children aged 7 to 12 years, but younger siblings are welcome too.

Workshops are free

Don’t forget: be here at 11am, or you’ll miss out! 🙂

Monday 17th Feb: Keep the stench away!

Meet Sir Marc Brunel and listen to his stories of how his tunnel got flooded almost killing his son, Isambard Kingdom Brunel.  Did you know that in 1858 the river Thames was full to burst with wee and poo! Victorians called it “The Great Stink”. Can you image the smell?  

Join us and make your own delightful smelling herb bag to ward off the stench, carry it with you like the Victorians used to do, you never know when you might encounter a stench! 

Tuesday 18th Feb: Building bridges! 

Join a Young Engineer Workshop that makes structural engineering simple! How strong is a piece of paper? How long can you build a bridge? Where are Brunel’s Bridges in London? What is the longest bridge in the world?  

Design and build bridges using recycled materials whilst learning about the life and times of Marc and his son Isambard Kingdom Brunel. 

Wednesday 19th Feb: Tunnel painting! 

Learn about Marc Brunel’s first ever tunnel to be constructed under a river and be inspired to create your own watercolour of the tunnel. You can also have fun learning how to make geometric drawings. 

Thursday 20th Feb: Sounds and Drama from the Thames Tunnel! 

Visit our underground shaft where the first tunnel under a river was built, meet Sir Marc Brunel and listen to his stories, and be part of a ‘sound drama’ to recreate the noises of the Victorian workers. 

Friday 21st Feb: Tunnel painting! 

Learn about Marc Brunel’s first ever tunnel to be constructed under a river and be inspired to create your own watercolour of the tunnel. You can also have fun learning how to make geometric drawings.