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Brunel Museum Seeks New Trustees – Deadline 31 August 2023

The Brunel Museum is looking to recruit up to four new Trustees. The Board of Trustees supports the work and staff of the museum, overseeing the long-term strategy and sustainability of the museum. The Museum’s mission is to preserve and share widely the ground-breaking stories of the Thames Tunnel and the outstanding achievements of the Brunel family …

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Richard Davies appointed as Brunel Museum’s new Chair of Trustees

Richard has been a trustee of the museum since 2021, and was subsequently elected Vice Chair. Richard will take over from current Chair of Trustees, Dana Skelley OBE, on 1 July 2023. Richard said, “I am delighted to be taking over as Chair from Dana. First and foremost, I wanted to pay tribute to Dana …

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Brunel Museum secures funding from Association for Industrial Archaeology for restoration of Engine House

We’re delighted to share that we’ve secured a grant of £20, 000 from the Association for Industrial Archaeology to restore the Grade II* Listed Engine House. The Association for Industrial Archaeology is the national society for industrial heritage, which has supported the study, preservation and presentation of industrial heritage in Britain since 1973. The Engine …

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Brunel Museum signs up to Mayor of London’s Cool Spaces scheme

 This summer, the Brunel Museum’s tunnel shaft is officially a ‘cool space’. For 2 days a week this summer, people can take respite from the heat in the Museum’s tunnel shaft. If the fan in your home office slash bedroom isn’t quite cutting it, you can book a coworking desk downstairs. The Museum has Wifi …

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Reimagining travel – again: Interview with Stay Grounded

The Brunels changed the way we travelled forever. Marc Brunel designed the worlds first tunelling shield laying the foundation for future tunnelling projects like HS2, Crossrail and the Channel tunnel. His son, Isambard Kingdom Brunel who learnt his craft on the Thames Tunnel project designed train lines that continue to cross cross the country today, …

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Brunel Museum a Living Wage Champion!

The Brunel Museum has been shortlisted for a Living Wage Champion Award in the Industry Trailblazer Category. The Living Wage Champion Awards celebrate individuals and organisations that have made an outstanding contribution to the Living Wage movement. The Brunel Museum has been an accredited Living Wage employer since June 2021. Living Wage Employers commit to …

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Tales of Teredo Navalis Family Exhibition extended to May half-term

Family exhibition, Tales of Teredo Navalis, is to be extended to May half-term, thanks to generous funding from the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour.   The exhibition shows how Marc Brunel was inspired by the Teredo Navalis, the humble shipworm, when designing the Tunnelling Shield that made the Thames Tunnel possible.   The …

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Helen Czerski on her new book, Blue Machine

Q: Who is Helen Czerski? Tell me a bit about yourself I’m a bit tricky to categorise – I’m a physicist who studies the ocean surface (breaking waves and bubbles), as an Associate Professor at University College London.  But I’ve also been a regular science presenter on the BBC and YouTube channels for the past …

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