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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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TV Appearance! Channel 5 – Tower Bridge: Gateway to London

If you are into architecture, history and the marvels of Victorian engineering then Channel 5’s Tower Bridge: Gateway to London presented by Rob Bell is a must watch. Even though the series discusses bridges they did a spot on the Thames Tunnels highlighting that in the 19th century there was indeed a crossing of the …

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Guest Article: THE CRYSTAL PALACE – THE BRUNEL CONNECTION

In 1846, at the opening session of the Council of the Society of Arts, Queen Victoria’s Consort, Prince Albert, expressed a desire to wed high art with mechanical skill. In the 1840s he, along with Henry Cole (1808-1882) and other members of the Society, visited a number of exhibitions of industrial design in England; the …

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Blog: A Busy First Week Back!

We were delighted to reopen on Wednesday 2nd December and start welcoming you back through the doors. As of Friday, we even have this spiffy new sign, kindly donated by LTD Design! On top of that excitement though, we have been up to all sorts of things: Whilst closed, we worked on some exciting Christmas …

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Brunel Museum Collaborative Project with Greener Bermondsey #Ada100

This week (just ahead of lockdown) the Gardening Club at the museum planted 100 tulip bulbs as part of the Greener Bermondsey campaign to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of Ada Salter becoming Mayor of Bermondsey in the 1920s. Ada Salter was a pioneering woman who championed the greening of the borough for health purposes with …

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