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Funding secured for research and conservation of textile collection

The Brunel Museum has secured two grants towards research and conservation of its textile collection. The first grant, from the Costume Society, will go towards the conservation of a kerchief on display in the Museum for many years, before being transferred to secure storage at the London metropolitan Archives.   In the Brunel Museum’s collection …

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Brunel Museum Reinvented: Continuing to listen

Last week I wrote about how we consulted both visitors and non-visitors alike which has shaped the Brunel Museum Reinvented project. But listening to people continues to be at the heart of how we operate at the Brunel Museum, so below I wanted to share some of the ways we continue to ask people’s opinions …

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#MuseumShopSunday: Starboard by Nicola Skinner

YThis Sunday you can get 10% off all books in the Musuem’s shop including, Starboard by Nicola Skinner. To whet your appetite, we’re delighted that Nicola has shared the first chapter with us so you can enjoy it for free.   Like a Lot of people, Kirsten Bramble had no idea what was missing from her …

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St Saviour’s supports Sophia’s Story After School Club

The Brunel museum has secured a grant of £2000 to continue their Sophia’s Story Afterschool club into the new year, thanks to United St Saviour’s Charity.   This November, the Brunel Museum launched a series of engaging after-school (STEM) workshops for budding young engineers, scientists and architects. Each week, through hands-on creative activities, children learn …

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Launch: Isambard and the Cato Street Conspiracy

Launch: Isambard and the Cato Street Conspiracy What would life have been like for Young Isambard in 1820? London 1820: Revolution was in the air (both political and industrial) and Young Isambard was right in the middle of it – could there be a better subject for an action-adventure novel? As an adult, Isambard Kingdom …

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Brunel Museum Reinvented: How your views shaped the project

At the heart of the Brunel Museum Reinvented project is the strong desire to the Museum to make sure we’re meeting the needs of the communities around us. And in order to do that, we need to understand who those people are and what they want from us. This means that during the development stage …

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#OTDH 10 November 1827 – Banquet Under the Thames

Today marks 195 years since the Banquet under the Thames – one of the strangest locations for a dinner party! Our volunteer Keith Turpin reflects on the event and the painting that depicts it!  Loud music, alcohol and food consumption may sometimes be intrusive companions on a journey using London’s underground, or part of a good …

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Guest Blog: Learning through Play with Alom Shaha

We love learning through play at the Brunel Museum! So we thought we’d get our good friend and science teacher Alom Shaha to help explain why its so beneficial!   Learning Through Play   My eldest daughter started in reception at primary school in September, and in a “getting to know you” type of exercise, …

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