Brunel Museum says goodbye to two longstanding trustees

‘We are sorry to report that two of our longest standing Trustees, Jane Stancliffe and Andrew McManus, are leaving us in May.  We would like to thank them both for their contribution to the Board, and briefly celebrate the achievements during this time.   Jane and Andrew both joined the board of trustees in 2016, …

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We’re reopening – and not a giant mirror in sight!

The Brunel Museum will reopen its doors to visitors once more on weekends from Saturday 22 May. During its construction, work on the Thames Tunnel was forced to stop for seven years. When work on the Thames tunnel stopped in 1828, no-one knew if or when it would be able to continue. The end of …

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Director’s Blog – April 2021

April started with the welcome news that we were successful with our Cultural Recovery Fund Second Round grant. This second round of funding from the Arts Council means we can keep up that amazing work creating engaging content online while we’re closed while finding innovative ways to ensure the financial sustainability of the Museum. It …

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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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Rainbow River Virtual Pub Crawl

Fancy travelling back to 1780 for a glass of Mother’s Ruin at the The Widow In Masquerade?  If you’re lucky you might meet the infamous Female Soldier and hear their tales of genderbending infamy! Or shall we saunter down to The Prospect Of Whitby in the 1800’s where flamboyant local queens and slumming gentlemen might join …

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Tunnelling through Time – An Online Escape Room

Tunneling through Time: Brunel Museum to launch online escape room   Brunel Museum to launch online escape room Intrepid online explorers will be transported back through time to 3 significant moments in the Thames Tunnels history They will be required to solve puzzles such as dinner party seating, finding codes and internet sleuthing   The …

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Drinking outside the Box at the Brunel Museum

  Six days a week, Sundays through Fridays, the Brunel Museum’s riverside terrace will transform into an outdoor cafe – just in time for groups of six to meet up outdoors. Regular attendees to Dulwich market will recognise the Coffee Box van, which offers organic coffees and freshly squeezed juices. On Sundays, Coffee Box will be joined by Dhaclhini, a bespoke cake and brownie maker.     …

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Director’s Blog – March 2021

Although we’re still closed, it’s been a busy month at the Brunel Museum, and there’s even light at the end of the tunnel as we start to rethink about restrictions easing. My second Directors blog brings you up to speed with what’s been going on in front and behind the scenes.  Last month, staff and …

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Womens History Month: Going underground

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, Cate Anthony, reflects on a career following in Brunel’s footsteps underground.  As a young girl I loved doing …

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