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Director’s Diary: re-engineering Brunel

Sunday 19th Aug 10.40 heritage boat trip from Embankment tube offered in partnership with London Walks 10.40 riverside walk from Bermondsey tube, offered in partnership with London Walks Monday 20th Aug 10.40 riverside walk from Bermondsey tube offered in partnership with London Walks 10.40 heritage boat trip from Embankment tube offered in partnership with London Walks […]

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Director’s Diary: Lurking Creatures

Icelandic theatre presents Internal Human with dance, nightmare and lurking creatures in the Grand Entrance Hall. Heritage boat tours each day and river walks. See calendar below: Sunday 12th Aug 10.40 heritage boat trip from Embankment tube offered in partnership with London Walks 10.40 riverside walk from Bermondsey tube, offered in partnership with London Walks Monday 13th […]

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Director’s Diary: Summer Cocktails

The best cocktails in Europe are served in the rooftop garden of The Brunel Museum. Your last chance to see MOWGLI, the theatre show enjoying a four week run in the Grand Entrance Hall. Heritage boat tours each day and river walks. See calendar below: Sunday 5th Aug 10.40 heritage boat trip from Embankment tube […]

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Decorating our fish and learning about the Thames tunnel

Week 2, day 4: Today we began by making invitations for our parents for tomorrow’s Fancy Fair. Ten we started making our paper mache fish colourful by covering them in small pieces of tissue paper to make scales. With eyes, fins and a tail stuck on, our fish are complete! We were then invited for […]

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Poetry and origami: playscheme ’18

Day 3, week 2: Today we all made paper origami boats. We decorated our paper before folding them into the right shape. Then we made an acrostic poem all together before making our own ones, and decorating them. We then took a trip to the river to do some sketching of what we saw. After […]

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Paper plate faces and fish from the river: playscheme ’18

Day 2, week 2: Today we began the day by making paper plate faces with all kinds of art and craft materials. We then began to make our river fish by doing paper mache. After lunch, we continued our creative day by making famous London landmarks out of clay. We’ll paint them later on in […]

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New faces at the Museum Playscheme ’18

Week 2 / day 1: Today was the first day of the Playscheme’s second week and we had lots of new faces! We spent the morning getting to know each other and playing games. Then we went upstairs to meet Robert, the museums director, and learn all about Brunel and the first ever tunnel under […]

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Director’s Diary: Sweet Thames and The Great Stink

Last week of the summer playscheme, and on Friday we have family workshops as part of Engineering Open House Day. Four hundred years ago Edmund Spenser wrote a famous marriage song, but two hundred and forty years later a very different London endured The Great Stink. Edmund Spenser wrote about the Thames in Richmond: Sweet Thames […]

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Director’s Diary: Thames Tunnel Fancy Fair

This week and next week the ground floor of the Museum and the gardens will be full of local children! They are taking part in our 16th annual summer playscheme, and will be having fun looking at the Brunel legacy, the Thames and preparing their acts for the Thames Tunnel Fancy Fair performed on Friday […]

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Show and tell at the fancy fair! Playscheme ’18

Week 1 / Day 5: Today we began by rehearsing for our Fancy Fair. We all were picked to show our best work from the week. After some play time and a film, our parents arrived to watch the Fancy Fair. It has been a fun week at the play-scheme!

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