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Tom Hunt (executive chef of Poco) is helping the Museum celebrate Christmas at the Thames Tunnel. A Banquet was first held here, underground, in November 1827, and Tom is bringing the party back with an all-singing all-dancing menu, full of delicacies, vegetarian and from the sea! He will be working closely with social enterprise SoleShare and […]
A downward path has been excavated, and I tweet a picture. The modern concrete render (who put that there?) projects out at the corner of each facet, and below we can now see the round of the brickwork of Brunel’s sinking tower. A neighbour passes by and shouts ‘She’s lifted up her skirts!’ I smile […]
This week our builders carefully took down the children’s bas relief sculpture from Brunel’s caisson. This is where the new doorway will go, and though I know everything will go back again in the New Year, the garden wall looks empty and forlorn!
To celebrate National Tunnelling Day in partnership with The British Tunnelling Society (BTS) the Brunel Museum invites you to join us for a talk by our tour guide Tim Thomas on the Brunel’s revolutionary tunnel at Rotherhithe. It was the first tunnel under a river anywhere in the world, the first shield driven tunnel with the […]
Sunday lunch with the English Speaking Union and Hallowe’en with the Midnight Apothecary: Roast Beef & Yorkshire pudding in the Mayflower, Pumpkins in the rooftop garden. Sign up for our newsletter for all the news…
Yertiz lovers! Are you spooked? Excited? Cos you know what I’m talkingabout… THE MIDNIGHT APOTHECARY HALLOWEEN SPECTACULAR is ON this Saturday. Expect a sea of pumpkin lanterns, complimentary toasted marshmallows, apple bobbing, batty bar staff, strange blue fire (Cocktail Gradner Lottie Muir has special powers)….and the best Halloween potions in London. Expect the Halloween Squawky, […]
Americans need little introduction to their favorite architect, but they may not know Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the Englishman who changed the world. His first project, the oldest tunnel in the London subway, changed the shape of our cities. His last project, the Great Eastern steamship, changed the pattern of world trade.
I’m Katie Edwards and I’m responsible for the Formal and informal Learning Engagement programme here at the Brunel Museum, overseeing a program of talks, school visits and workshops for a general audience as well as family programming. This is a new role at the Museum which has the visitor at its heart. Much of the […]