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What are tunnels for?

How many Tunnels are there under the Thames? What are they all used for?  The Thames Tunnel was a concert hall, a banquet space, a shopping mall, a fancy fair, a work place, as well as a tunnel for people, then trains! Today, a new tunnel is being dug under the Thames. Join us at the …

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October Half-Term: Bedtime Stories for Very Young Engineers

Join us for a morning of stories from some of the UK’s most entertaining engineers. You’ll hear about flying, fixing, making, solving and even building bridges out of cheese. One thing’s for sure – you’ll be too excited to sleep! Suitable for ages 3-7years old (Older and younger siblings welcome!). Session 1: 10am to 10.45am …

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Sophia’s Story After School Club at the Brunel Museum (fully booked)

Free | suitable for ages 7-9 [THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED] This November and December, the Brunel Museum is running a series of engaging after-school (STEM) workshops for budding young engineers, scientists and architects. Each week, through hands-on creative activities, children will learn all about different types of energy, how physical forces work and …

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Tunnellers Club

The program will explore the science behind the tunnel, including how it was built underground and its architectural features as well as Brunel’s wider engineering legacy. From craft to tech, through design and science, the Tunnellers Club aims to be a bridge (or should that be a tunnel?) between the young Rotherhithe community and the …

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February Half-Term: Smelly Trail at the Brunel Museum

Follow your nose this February half-term all the way to the Brunel Museum! Take part in out scent-sational trail to discover the stinky side of the Thames Tunnel story.  Can you use your nose to discover which delectable delights were being devoured by diners in the most daring dinner ever staged – the Banquet under the …

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Gagarin Quartets

COMPOSER TO MARK ANNIVERSARY OF FIRST MANNED SPACE FLIGHT WITH EXPANDED LIVE PERFORMANCE OF ACCLAIMED ‘GAGARIN QUARTETS’ SOUND & VISION EXPERIENCE AT BRUNEL MUSEUM The unique show will take place on the 12th April in the Museum’s stunning new Tunnel Shaft space, 16 metres underground. Composer Nicholas de Carlo has announced that a new iteration …

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Earth Day 2023: Live shipworm demonstration

Join us at the Brunel Museum on April 22, 2023, for a special day of our exhibition Tales of Teredo Navalis in celebration of Earth Day! From 11am to 12:30pm, visitors can explore the fascinating world of shipworms and take part the Wild Escape project.

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SYRINX @ Thames Tunnel Shaft

Description Join SYRINX for an evening of vocal music in the stunning acoustic of Brunel’s Thames Tunnel Shaft. Sit back and soak up the sounds as SYRINX bring this amazing space to life, while 50 voices ring around the circular chamber. The choir will present a tapestry of songs and sounds, old and new, including new arrangements of works by Cosmo Sheldrake, Laura Mvula, Fleet …

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