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Launch: Isambard and the Cato Street Conspiracy

Launch: Isambard and the Cato Street Conspiracy What would life have been like for Young Isambard in 1820? London 1820: Revolution was in the air (both political and industrial) and Young Isambard was right in the middle of it – could there be a better subject for an action-adventure novel? As an adult, Isambard Kingdom …

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Sophia Macnamara Hawes (nee Brunel) #OTDH

During #WomensHistoryMonth we’re sharing the stories of women who made engineering history: from the lesser known Brunel women, trailblazing female engineers from the past or the women making history today. Today’s post is from our volunteer Gill Howard and is about Marc’s first child, Sophia Brunel  Sophia Macnamara Brunel (b. 30 April 1802, d. 17th …

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Invitation to Pitch – Creative Practitioner

Creative Practitioner Brief – Self Guided Family Resources An exciting opportunity has arisen to develop a new suite of self-guided family learning resources for the Brunel Museum. These engaging and innovative resources will represent a step-change in how the Museum engages with their family visitors and drives visits to the Museum. The Brief We are …

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Memorials: #IKBAndMe

It’s the time of year where we honour the anniversary of the death of Isambard Kingdom Brunel by celebrating his life. He achieved many impressive feats of engineering and developed significant portions of England’s infrastructure (some of his structures are still in use today, 162 years after his death). Isambard died at 10:30pm on Thursday …

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Brunel Museum seeks LGBTQ+ engineers to change perceptions

We are looking for LGBTQ+ engineers to help us with a series of films aimed at changing perceptions of what makes an engineer. We aim to release this series of short films to coincide with London Pride (11 and 12 of September 2021) The museum wanted to find a meaningful way to take part in …

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Womens History Month: Who was Lady Sophia Brunel?

March is #WomensHistoryMonth and we’re sharing the stories of women who made engineering history: from the lesser known Brunel women, trailblazing female engineers from the past or the women making history today with their feats of engineering. Today, our Chair of Trustees Dana Skelley on her experiences of everyday sexism when she was responsible for …

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History Storytime – Isambard Kingdom Brunel

We are delighted to have worked with History Storytime to help make a history podcast for children on Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Listen to it here: Sophie (age 7) & Ellie (age 5) team up with the Brunel Museum to tell the story of the incredible engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel helped build the modern world. Sophie …

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Lockdown: Improving Our Facilities

As we continue into the 3rd nationwide lockdown of the coronavirus pandemic everyone is thinking about novel ways of working and keeping themselves busy. The Brunel Museum is no exception and we have taken advantage of the current closure to complete some important capital works and improve the facilities available to visitors and people hiring …

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