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New week new faces at the playscheme

Week 2/Day 1: Monday 31st July It’s a new week at the Brunel Museum Summer Playscheme so we have new faces and new names to learn! Here there are after a session drawing by the River Thames.  

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Director’s Diary: Thames Tunnel Fancy Fair 1852

Our 15th Annual Summer Playscheme  funded by North Southwark Environment Trust, Team London Bridge and Rotherhithe Community Council, celebrates the Thames Tunnel Fancy Fair of 1852. The Museum is open as usual, and the upper gallery is full of visitors. The gardens and the ground floor are full of children and craft materials, and you can […]

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Making things, Birthdays and the BFG!

Week 1/Day 3: Wednesday 26th July Today was one of the playscheme leader’s birthday – Happy Birthday Lucy! So we made cards and set up a little party for her, playing musical statues and other party games. We got to wear party hats and surprise her. We also made loom band bracelets inspired by the […]

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Drawing and playing together: Summer playscheme ’17

Week 1/Day 2: Tuesday 25th July Today we started by making paper plate faces using the different art materials. We then took our sketch books up to the river and drew the different London landmarks that we could see: including the Shard and Tower Bridge. We had a special guest today, Pepe, who did games […]

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Director’s Diary: Love thine enemies, or sever their limbs?

This week the Museum hosted its first Georgian love song and first wedding ceremony. Heritage boat tours and archaeology groups visited and Rose Teanby gave a excellent and moving talk about the famous Brunel photograph, taken in 1858 by Robert Howlett on the ramps of the Great Eastern.  Our boat tours visit the site each day. […]

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Getting to know you: Summer playscheme ’17

Hello everyone and welcome to the Brunel Museum Summer Playscheme. Week 1/Day 1: Mon 24th July, 2017 Today was very much about getting to know one another and being introduced to the theme of the week: spices. We all got the chance to smell different household spices and learn some facts about each of them, […]

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Director’s Diary: Not Drowning but Gardening

This week Secret Film Adventures sold out with a picnic in Brunel Gardens, and below the Gardens three short films about swimming and surviving. All this in the most appropriate of places, where Brunel nearly drowned. The gardens are looking really beautiful at the moment, and we do have the biggest blue picnic table (seats twenty […]

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Director’s Diary: Howlett’s birthday Pin Up

Happy 186th Birthday Robert Howlett, photographer extraordinaire, born this day! This is the man who snapped IK Brunel on the Isle of Dogs in 1857 and so created the image that fuelled the myth that made the Man of Iron. A week of religious fervour at The Brunel Museum. The Fourth Choir concert sold out again, […]

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