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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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Brunel Museum staff and volunteers recognized in Cultural Enterprises Awards

Brunel Museum staff and volunteers have been recognised in the Association of Cultural Enterprise Awards at a Gala Dinner Awards Ceremony as part of the Association for Cultural Enterprises conference. Event Coordinator Alicja Sobczak has been recognised as a Cultural Enterprises Rising Star Award, and volunteer Gill Howard became the first ever recipient of the …

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The Brunel Museum shortlisted at the Museum + Heritage Awards 2023

The Brunel Museum has been shortlisted in the Visitor Welcome category at the Museum + Heritage Awards 2023. The Museums + Heritage Awards celebrate the very best in the world of museums, galleries, and cultural and heritage visitor attractions. The Awards are open to all museums, galleries, archives, and cultural and heritage organisations, both digital …

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A Hello from our new Learning Producer

Hello everyone, I’m Tammi and I’m the new learning producer at the museum. I’ve been brought aboard mainly to lead on our Sophia’s Story Programme (which I’ll tell you a bit more about in a second) but also to make sure young people are thought about throughout the museum. I look at interpretation in our …

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LGBT+ History Month: The Story of William Burt and John Reagan

Discovering LGBTQ+ History in the archive, although always rewarding, isn’t always pleasant. As the LGBTQ+ community have for centuries been pushed to the margins of history, ignored, belittled – or worse. Until 1967, homosexuality between two men was illegal. This means that often, when we begin doing LGBTQ+ or queer history, the individuals we come …

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Brunel Museum crowdfunding campaign and online shop recognized in Digital Culture Awards

Brunel Museum has been longlisted in the Income Generation category in the Digital Culture Awards for not one – but tow projects! The Art of Engineering – Crowdfunding campaign and the Museum’s Online Shop.  The Digital Culture Awards are an awards opportunity presented by Arts Council England’s Digital Culture Network which celebrate and showcase digital and tech innovation in …

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Brunel Museum wins Hitched.co.uk Wedding Award

Brunel Museum wins the Hitched.co.uk Wedding Awards 2023 and has been proclaimed one of the best wedding professionals in the UK   This year marks the second edition of the prestigious Hitched Wedding Awards. Over 18,000 wedding vendors registered on the Hitched.co.uk platform were given equal chances of winning. 2022 saw a boom in weddings after the …

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Stephenson and Brunel

Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Robert Stephenson were great rivals during their lifetime, often competing with each other for the same jobs. Today we might call them ‘frenemies’ as they shared so much in common. The pair met for the final time on Christmas Day 1858. Below Peter Darley of the Camden Railway Heritage Trust reflects …

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