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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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Nominate the Brunel Museum for the Family Friendly Museum Award!

Nominations are now open for the Kids in Museums Family Friendly Museum Award 2023. Each year Kids in Museums puts the power in families’ hands to crown the winner of its annual Family Friendly Museum Award. Now in its eighteenth year, the award recognises museums, galleries and heritage sites that go the extra mile to …

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