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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.

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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Director’s Diary: The Brunel Women and the Tunnel

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.

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Director’s Diary: Happy Anniversaries!

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 […]

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Director’s Diary: Think Deep for Half Term

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.

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Director’s Diary: Tower Bridge and schadenflotte

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.

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Notes from America

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 […]

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Celebrate National Tunnelling Day at the Brunel Museum

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 […]

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Meet Katie, our learning manager

I’m Katie Edwards and I’m responsible for the Formal and informal Learning Engagement programme here at the Brunel Museum, overseeing a program of talks, school visits and workshops for a general audience as well as family programming. This is a new role at the Museum which has the visitor at its heart. Much of the […]

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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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