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Stephenson and Brunel

Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Robert Stephenson were great rivals during their lifetime, often competing with each other for the same jobs. Today we might call them ‘frenemies’ as they shared so much in common. The pair met for the final time on Christmas Day 1858. Below Peter Darley of the Camden Railway Heritage Trust reflects …

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Funding secured for research and conservation of textile collection

The Brunel Museum has secured two grants towards research and conservation of its textile collection. The first grant, from the Costume Society, will go towards the conservation of a kerchief on display in the Museum for many years, before being transferred to secure storage at the London metropolitan Archives.   In the Brunel Museum’s collection …

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Brunel Museum to receive £62,046 for Sophia’s Story programme to support young women in engineering

Brunel Museum among 8 recipients of the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund,   The project will help to develop engagement with young women and girls both within and outside of school settings using a collection of engineering drawings. The project, ‘Sophia’s story’ takes its inspiration from Sophia Brunel Marc’s daughter and sister to Isambard, walking in …

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Brunel Museum awarded Places of Science grant by Royal Society 

Brunel Museum awarded Places of Science grant by Royal Society  Today, the Brunel Museum has become one of 26 small museums to be awarded funding of £3, 500 by the Royal Society in its Places of science scheme to engage communities with their local science stories. Uniting art and science at Brunel’s Engine House The Brunel …

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Help showcase the Art of Engineering at the Brunel Museum!

We need your help to raise £18, 500 to bring these incredible illustrations out of storage and display them at the Brunel Museum. Buried in a family album for almost two hundred years, these drawings have changed the shape of our cities and the lives of city dwellers. Yet they have never been on display …

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Brunel Museum teams up with History Hit

The Brunel Museum is excited to partner with History Hit to bring you even more wonders of the industrial age pioneered by the Brunels. From this weekend, visitors to the Museum can now discover the story of the Clifton Suspension Bridge in our new display. Ismabard Kingdom brunel was particularly fond of the Clifton Suspension …

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Picture the City – Bank of England Museum painting comes to Rotherhithe

PICTURE THE CITY: Exhibition encourages Londoners to reflect on the changing face of the docks From 12 January, visitors to the Brunel Museum can get a different perspective on the docks as they play host to the Bank of England Museum’s Picture the City exhibition. The Museum, which sits on the site of the Thames Tunnel, has …

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Tunnelling through Time wins Best Online Escape Room

We’re delighted to share that Tunnelling through Time, our online escape room adventure, has won Best Online Game at the 2021 Bullseye Awards. Every year the Bullseye Awards, organized by Escape the Roomers, recognize the best games played by their reviewers throughout the year. In 2021, a team of 14 reviewers played over 12000 games …

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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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