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The Brunel Museum launches a new audioguide!

Last week, the Museum launched a new audioguide which allows visitors to learn in-depth information about items on display – all for free. Next time you visit, why not try it out? All you’ll need to do is scan the QR code next to the objects to be taken to a dedicated webpage where you …

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Mud, Flood & Fire shortlisted for Museums and Heritage Award

Today (Thursday, March 14, 2024) the Brunel Museum has been shortlisted alongside four other nominees for the annual Museums + Heritage Awards. The global awards celebrate the very best in the world of museums, galleries, and cultural and heritage visitor attractions and will take place on the evening of Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at Hilton Park …

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International Women’s Day: Brunel Museum Tour Guide is working on a historical crime novel that sees Emma Brunel act as an amateur sleuth. Here’s why

Emma Joan Brunel was the sister of civil engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. However, little is actually know about her. She is merely a footnote in the numerous biographies about her famous brother. But the few facts that I was able to unearth suggest that she was an extraordinary woman in her own right. Emma was …

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Julian Ayre returns to the Brunel Museum Reinvented Project

Julian was involved with developing the Brunel Museum Reinvented Project in 2020-22 as Heritage Manager. He is now back with the Brunel and says, ‘It’s great to be back to manage the delivery of this brilliant project and I’m looking forward to working with the museum’s staff and volunteers and the design team getting the …

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A Year with ‘Sophia’s Story’

As we wrap up the first year of ‘Sophia’s Story,’ funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund, the journey unfolds with achievements, lessons, and a deep sense of purpose on our way to improving gender representation in engineering and inspiring children to embrace STEM education. In the first year of ‘Sophia’s Story,’ we sponsored five …

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Brunel Museum supported by AIM Pilgrim Trust Collections Care audit

The Brunel Museum’s collections are at the heart of our organisation and are the best way for us to tell the groundbreaking history of the Thames Tunnel. As well as our beautiful series of Brunel watercolours and sketches stored at the London Metropolitan Archives, the museum also boasts an array of Thames Tunnel memorabilia onsite …

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Brunel Museum Director shortlisted for Radical Changemaker Award

Brunel Museum director Katherine McAlpine has been shortlisted, along with two others for the Radical Changemaker Award, as part of the Museums Change Lives Awards. The Museums Change Lives Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding practice by UK museums delivering social impact. They promote the best examples of work by museums and individuals that support communities …

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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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