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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.

Director’s Diary: Monster Mash

This week engineers from all over the world came to the British Tunnelling Society conference and visited the Museum. The International Tunnelling Association presented the Museum with a handsome bust of IK Brunel. Next week Totally Thames Festival draws to a close with more performances in the Grand Entrance Hall. We have film from Secret Adventures and a […]

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Director’s Diary: Migrants

Open House Weekend was a sunny success this year with over sixteen hundred visitors and healthy book sales.Our heritage boat trips have been very busy. Next week we have Film with Secret Adventures and Pop Opera and choral music from Echo. Echo is an 18 voice ensemble and their piece called EXILE is a musical […]

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Director’s Diary: Box Set for Purcell, Anthem for Auden

Totally Thames Festival is now in full swing, and our heritage boat trips are busy and so is the performance programme in the Grand Entrance Hall. We have for the first time a chamber organ in the Grand Entrance Hall: it will be carried down the staircase in boxes for the benefit of Purcell and […]

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Director’s Diary: Little Railway, Giant Brunel, Great River Race

This week Totally Thames Festival began, and we remember the early days of this excellent festival. Brunel Museum has been involved from the start: click here for the giant Brunel and the Killer zombies. In 2010 this was the largest torchlit street procession in Europe. Next week we have Shakespeare as performed by Handlebards  and […]

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Director’s Diary: Totally Thames Festival

This week our heritage boat trips have been busy, and more archaeology groups and river walks. Next week more of the same, and the start of the amazing Totally Thames Festival  – a month long celebration of the river at places up and down the river. Sunday 27th Aug 10.40 heritage boat trip from Embankment […]

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Lord Gladwyn and a journey completed

With great sadness we learn of the death 15th August of Lord Gladwyn, the great grandson of Isambard Kingdom Brunel and our Past President. Miles was a loyal friend of The Brunel Museum over these many years, and a great supporter of all our events and occasions. He was a gentleman of the old school, an author […]

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Director’s Diary: Galleria, Ferroviale and the wrong kind of air

I am in Italy, and thinking of Brunel. The tube holds no fears for me, but tunnels under the Alps are just a bit too long for complete peace of mind. Surely we must come out of the darkness soon? This was a sensation entirely familiar to people travelling through Brunel’s tunnels: by foot under […]

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Director’s Diary: Brunel’s Nursery Garden 

This week ended Brunel Museum’s fifteenth Summer Playscheme . The children had a good time with craft workshops and in play and ended with a rousing Thames Tunnel Fancy Fair performance for parents, the Mayor and our funders North Southwark Environment Trust, Team London Bridge and Rotherhithe Community Council. Check out our blog, facebook page or […]

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Telling and writing stories at the playscheme

Week 2/Day 4: Thursday 3rd August The Summer ’17 playscheme is coming to an end. Only one day left.  Today we did some creative writing for our message in bottles and we painted our clay spice pots. Tomorrow is the final Fancy Fair for this year. We are excited to show our friends and family […]

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