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.

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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Liane Carroll, Sophie Bancroft & Sara Colman: Unleashed!

19th May Doors: 7pm Award winning vocalist Liane Carroll with Sophie Bancroft and Sara Colman. Established singer/songwriters in their own right, Liane, Sophie and Sara draw on their deep friendship and history of collaboration spanning over a decade to present a very special live show.

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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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Singer–songwriter Julie Mckee to perform in Thames Tunnel Shaft

Saturday 16 April Doors 7.30 Music 8pm Tickets: £15 available here London-based singer-songwriter Julie McKee plays a special concert in the secret underground chamber, showcasing songs from her album. It is the first time the grand piano has ever been played in the museum’s refurbished tunnel shaft. Backing by string quartet and joined by the illustrious […]

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Midnight Apothecary St Patrick’s Special

Join us once again for a celebration of both the Emerald Isle and the Spring Equinox. Saturday 19 March 5.30pm – 11pm (last orders 10pm) Tickets: £5 available here http://midnightapothecary.designmynight.com/

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