After the holidays the Museum is open again each day from 10-5. High tides and a steady stream of visitors for boat trips and river walks, so the right time for a review. In the closing days of 2017 and on the feast day of St Barbara, patron saint of tunnellers, the Museum was delighted […]
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 […]
Remember on Mother’s Day the talented Brunel women: Sophia who followed husband Marc into debtor’s prison, their daughter Sophie nicknamed ‘Brunel in Petticoats’ who promised to be a better engineer than Isambard and daughter-in-law Mary who married Isambard, raised a family and kept him on the rails.
Three successful openings this week: Oxalis an exhibition of watercolours and oil paintings by Pam Miller in the Cafe Gallery Colours of Eden with Baroque Blues and Jazz standards in the Grand Entrance Hall Crocus and snowdrops round the memorial to Prince Lee Boo in the local churchyard… This week, two visitors on our Brunel’s […]
Last week I attended an interesting and very well attended launch of Thinkdeep http://www.tduk.org Their mission: To inform and guide the general public, decision makers, politicians and professionals how the use of urban underground space can create better cities with socio-economic benefits for society. This is important work.
This week we are busy with Théatre Lapis and their preparations for an opening production in the Grand Entrance Hall: Mermaids in the East. They will also perform an excerpt at our Royal Opening, and we hope to see you there. I will write about this next week.
“So they built a shopping arcade under the Thames and in 1852 an underwater fair, where by the light of Boggett’s patent Prismatic Reflectors visitors could enjoy watching Mr. Green the celebrated Bottle Pantomimic Equilibrist or dance to music of the Montreal Minstrels in an underground Ballroom.” – MICHAEL PALIN in his foreword The Museum’s […]
Cleveland is home of the world famous orchestra and Severance Hall, America’s most beautiful concert hall. I enjoy Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 1 and Stravinsky The Firebird, and afterwards there is a special [email protected] Jazz event in the foyer and my host Carol and I enjoy cocktails. I think of cocktails in London at the Midnight […]
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 […]