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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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Open House Weekend & Edible Gardens Open Day

We are getting ready for our busiest weekend of the year:    Architecture – Gardening – Food – Music! Open House Weekend 19th-20th September Open House weekend opens up hundreds of London’s splendid buildings to the public. The Museum has been involved from the very start in 1992. We are of course promoting three Brunels […]

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Totally Thames Festival 

My first trip on paddle steamer Dixie Queen and launch of #TotallyThames! The Thames Festival began as street carnival and Brunel once appeared with zombies http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcrp-4NtGQA&feature=plcp&context=C32009afUDOEgsToPDskJsrRMpFR7lwVlUAr6iP30v I am proud to be driving the yellow truck! The festival has changed and is now a month long celebration of London’s river, with over 150 events ranging from […]

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4th July Independence Day Special at the Midnight Apothecary

Foodies Guest Night – Piccalilli Caff (Time Out I Love London Award winner) You say Piccalilli, we say Pick a Lilly!   Lovers of cocktails and Americana you have found nirvana. Join us for themed American garden and foraged cocktails. The Strawberry Maple Rose (with maple syrup), the Chocolate Mint Julep (with bourbon), Grilled Apricot […]

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Concert: Alejandro Escuer and Morgan Szymanski in the Thames Tunnel Shaft

Essential information When: Tuesday 28 July, 7.30pm Where: Thames Tunnel Shaft, Brunel Museum, Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe, London, SE16 4LF Tickets: £10 in advance (plus £1 booking fee) £12 on the door (cash or cheque only) Book NOW: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/324668 What: Celebrating the Year of Mexico in the UK, Mexico´s foremost flute player Alejandro Escuer – one […]

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Brunel the Gardener, Famous Engineer, Farmer’s Son 

Brunel’s Grand Entrance Hall stands in landscaped gardens, stocked with shrubs and trees chosen by Brunel for his chateau in Devon. Because Brunel was a farmer’s son, the poppies are growing amongst runner beans, strawberries, cornflower and asparagus. The wisteria mingles with grape vines in a potager garden. Just a few hundred yards away, the […]

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Open Garden Squares Weekend at the Brunel Museum

Open Garden Squares Weekend is a magical two-day event and we have taken part right from the beginning in 2007. There are over 200 gardens open for you to explore, some of them for the first and only time. They range from the historic and traditional to the new and experimental and can be discovered […]

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The Brunel Fight: Premiere Eighth Wonder of the World at the Brunel Museum

Brunel is famous, so a full house on the first night probably knows his story. Many think of Brunel as a Bristol man, so a visit to Rotherhithe intrigues them. But stoop through the doorway to enter a huge underground chamber with theatre audience happily chatting and union jack bunting and everyone is surprised! I like […]

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