Key stage two

Education and museums go hand-in-hand, at the Brunel Museum we can help your group explore Brunel’s life and legacy using original artefacts, documents, photographs, posters and film to bring history to life.

The Thames Tunnel Victorian Experience

Your class will have a 90 minute session with an  actor in role as one of the following characters:

  • Isambard Kingdom Brunel
  • Seamus Fitzpatrick a worker who helped build the Thames Tunnel
  • Sophia Brunel – Isambard’s sister who longed to be an engineer but because she was a woman never got the chance!
  • Marc Brunel – Isambard and Sophia’s father

Your character will take you on a River Walk where you will find out about life in the area in Brunel’s day – the height of the Victorian Industrial age – then into the Thames Tunnel Shaft itself where the class will enjoy an interactive performance about their character’s life and work.  Then you can enjoy an activity depending up your area of study or enjoy some time exploring the museum itself.

Cost £215 per class


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