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Dig deeper this Autumn at the Brunel Museum

From September 2022, there’s plenty of activity at the Brunel Museum to help you dig a little deeper into the story of the Thames Tunnel – from guided tours, to book talks to classical concerts – there’s something for everyone.  

Guided Tour Weekends

 

The story of the father and son team, Marc and Isambard Kingdom Brunel who conceived and executed this audacious feat of  Victorian engineering is vividly brought to life in video, museum displays and artefacts. Our guided tours give you unique access to this fascinating

collection together with an expert guide who will offer in depth information and insight into the Thames Tunnel story.

 

Tours take place hourly, from 11.15 on the following weekends:

 

24 and 25 September      

15 and 16 October      

19 and 20 November      

10 and 11 December

Brunel Book Club

 

Brush up on your Brunel knowledge with the brand new Brunel Book Club. In these talks, a different author shares their perspectives on how the Brunels have changed the face of history, followed by a Q&A and, of course, an opportunity to buy the book.

 

 

Marc Brunel and His Son

Wednesday 28 September | 7pm to 8pm | Doors open 6.30pm | £5

 Isambard Kingdom Brunel is widely regarded as the greatest engineer ever to have worked in Britain – and some would say the greatest in the world. But less is known about his father, Marc Brunel? In this talk, Anthony Burton reflects on the often overlooked achievements of Marc Brunel, and the influence he had on his more famous son.


Life lessons from an engineer, an explorer and a statesmen

Wednesday 5 October | 7pm to 8pm | Doors open 6.3pm | £5

 

There are many great people in history, but only a handful who have achieved big endeavours in two completely different fields of pursuit. In this talk, Brad Borkan, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, explains how Brunel, Amundsen and Roosevelt dealt with hardships, overcame obstacles and silenced the many naysayers who exclaimed, “It can’t be done.” Focusing specifically on Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Brad will reveal lessons and strategies from Brunel’s life and work that you can use to improve your own modern-day life and career.


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