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Tours, Talks and Open Days

Museum Shop Sunday

Sunday 27 November

11am to 3.30pm

Get your Christmas shopping done early

Socks printed with Isambard Kingdom Brunel? A tea towel representing the Grand Opening of the Thames Tunnel? If you’re looking for something unusual for the engineer in your life, then head to the Brunel Museum on Sunday 27 November for all your Christmas shopping needs. The event is taking place both onsite and online.

Join us for exclusive author events and 10% on the day.

Book talk and demo: Mr Shah’s Marvellous Machines | 11.15am

Science teacher, dad, and author Alom Shaha will do a short reading from “Mr Shaha’s Marvellous Machines”, his book about making toys from scrap materials. Come along and see how easy it is to turn some scrap cardboard and a bit of sellotape into wonderful feats of engineering.


Book talk: Audacious Goals | 2.15pm 

Award winning author Brad Borkan will give a short talk about his new book, Audacious Goals, Remarkable Results.  Sir Ranulph Fiennes described the book as, “Exhilarating and inspiring”. A copy, signed and endorsed by Brad to your friends and family members, makes an ideal holiday or birthday gift.

The book compares and contrasts the lives of three remarkable people: Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the explorer Roald Amundsen (first to the South Pole) and the statesman Teddy Roosevelt (builder of the Panama Canal and the US National Parks). It is filled with incredible stories of achievement by people who dared greatly, and overcame every obstacle, to make our world a better place.


About Museum Shop Sunday

This international campaign to highlight the vital role of retail in helping arts, cultural and heritage venues to survive and thrive. Last year over 1,800 shops took part worldwide – putting on special events and promotions all weekend to celebrate the wonderful and unique gifts that can be found in their amazing shops.

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