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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.

Breaking the chain!

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 […]

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Eating drinking and digging

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!

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Celebrate National Tunnelling Day at the Brunel Museum

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 […]

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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…

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Museums at Night and Hallowe’en Midnight Apothecary

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, […]

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Brunel Lecture Tour 2016

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.

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Margaret Sparks at the Cafe Gallery

A new month means a new exhibition at the cafe gallery, come have a cup of tea and cake at the museum and check it out. There will be a private view on Saturday 11th October between 6-9pm.    

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Meet Katie, our learning manager

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 […]

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Brunel does the George Lamb Show

Just recorded an interview on bridges. George Lamb asked what is my favourite bridge: answer, without hesitation, Brunel’s bridge under the Thames. Marc Brunel did not want to scare investors with a crazy project, so he called his Thames Tunnel ‘le pont sous la Tamese’. Here’s the link http://smarturl.it/GEORGELAMB68 and Brunel is 33 minutes in…

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Last of the Summer cocktails – special events continue through Winter

As I write, preparations are under way for the last Midnight Apothecary of the summer. Lottie the Cocktail Gardener is making the cordials and infusing the gin and all is ready for you! Through the winter the Midnight Apothecary is once a month: Hallowe’en 31st October and Bonfire Night 7th November are pumpkin celebrations with warming drinks […]

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