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Coffee Box returns to the Brunel Museum this Easter weekend!

Once again, from Friday 15 April, the Brunel Museum’s riverside terrace will transform into an outdoor cafe –regular attendees to Dulwich market will recognise the Coffee Box van, which offers organic coffees and freshly squeezed juices.   Food and drink is a important part of the history of the Thames Tunnel, the site of the …

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Women’s History Month: Boring women

Today marks the beginning of #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. Helen Close of the Women’s Engineering Society shares her blog on the female tunnellers who trailblazed …

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We’re looking for volunteers to help us out this Easter!

We’re looking for volunteers to help us out with our brand new family activity this Easter, ‘Tunnel Trouble’. Tunnel Trouble is the Brunel Museum’s brand new immersive adventure for Easter holidays 2022 and beyond. Your role will be to support families while they tackle the fiendish puzzles (and maybe give them a clue or two …

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Happy Valentines Day from the Brunel Museum

The story of the Thames Tunnel is one of perseverance against terrible odds: floods, financial troubles, ill health and death. But at its heart is another story of perseverance, of love triumphing against revolution, imprisonment and ill health. That’s why this Valentine’s Day, we’re sharing the story of Sophia and Marc Brunel. The starcrossed lovers …

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Tunnelling through Time shortlisted for Cultural Enterprise Award!

We’re delighted to share that Tunnelling through Time, our online escape room adventure, has been shortlisted for a Cultural Enterprise Award, organisation by the Association of Cultural Enterprises  The game has been designed and built by Deadlocked Escape Rooms, boutique live Escape Room company and one of the pioneers of virtual escape rooms. Inspiration from …

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Rainbow River

Ahead of our Rainbow River Virtual Pub Crawl, LGBTQ+ historian and tour guide Sacha Coward gives us a sneak peak of some of the bars and boozers on our time-travelling bar crawl. The gay bar has been a staple for a lot of LGBTQ+ lives for a long time. Whilst the connection between being queer …

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Happy Chinese New Year from the Brunel Museum

To mark Chinese New Year our volunteer Keith Turpin reflects on the connections to China around the Brunel Museum: Local landmarks  There are lots of clues to Southwark’s Chinese connections. Near the museum you will find Cathay (an archaic term for China) Street. The China Hall on Lower Road, another local Rotherhithe landmark, was a …

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February at the Brunel Museum

February at the Brunel Museum   Love is in the air this February at the Brunel Museum! From falling in love with London again in Picture the City, learn about those whose love has been marginalized by society in our Rainbow River pub crawl, we’ve got plenty to keep your and your loved ones busy …

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Engineering a new future for the Brunel Museum

We are delighted to share that we have received planning permission for a new welcome pavilion to provide transform the visitor experience at the Museum. The permission will also help us provide a home for our collection of Thames Tunnel drawings and archives. The Museum sought Planning Permission and Scheduled Monument consent after consulting with …

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#MuseumShopSunday: London Sock Exchange

Ahead of Museum SHop Sunday this Sunday 28 November, we’re showcasing a number of our suppliers. Below, Dan from London Sock Exchange who make our incredible IKB socks, reflects on how he thinks the man might respond to be stitched on a sock!   I co-founded The London Sock Exchange with my business partner Oli …

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