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Brunel Museum seeking new Trustees – Deadline Extended!

The Brunel Museum is looking for up to three highly motivated people to join its Board of Trustees. We are seeking applicants who have a strong personal commitment to education and learning, community engagement, and fostering the objectives of the Museum. We are keen to recruit at least one Trustee who either lives or works …

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Launch: Isambard and the Cato Street Conspiracy

Launch: Isambard and the Cato Street Conspiracy  “A summer read for Brunel  fans everywhere” 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 …

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Director’s Blog – May 2021

It seems appropriate that we reopened the museum is English Tourism week 2021. Like so many sectors, tourism has had an impossible year, with venues closed to the public and teams behind the scenes working around the clock to try and find ways to keep making memories while their visitors are not able to visit. …

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Take a peep at the Brunel Museum’s installation this half-term

    Visitors can step back into history and into a giant version of one of the Museum’s objects this half-term at the Brunel Museum. The Museums terrace will be transformed, as visitors will be invited to step inside a giant peepshow.     Inspired by the Museum collections, Central St Martin’s student Tara Corovic …

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Brunel Museum says goodbye to two longstanding trustees

‘We are sorry to report that two of our longest standing Trustees, Jane Stancliffe and Andrew McManus, are leaving us in May.  We would like to thank them both for their contribution to the Board, and briefly celebrate the achievements during this time.   Jane and Andrew both joined the board of trustees in 2016, …

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We’re reopening – and not a giant mirror in sight!

The Brunel Museum will reopen its doors to visitors once more on weekends from Saturday 22 May. During its construction, work on the Thames Tunnel was forced to stop for seven years. When work on the Thames tunnel stopped in 1828, no-one knew if or when it would be able to continue. The end of …

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Director’s Blog – April 2021

April started with the welcome news that we were successful with our Cultural Recovery Fund Second Round grant. This second round of funding from the Arts Council means we can keep up that amazing work creating engaging content online while we’re closed while finding innovative ways to ensure the financial sustainability of the Museum. It …

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Brunel Museum seeks LGBTQ+ engineers to change perceptions

We are looking for LGBTQ+ engineers to help us with a series of films aimed at changing perceptions of what makes an engineer. We aim to release this series of short films to coincide with London Pride (11 and 12 of September 2021) The museum wanted to find a meaningful way to take part in …

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Rainbow River Virtual Pub Crawl

Fancy travelling back to 1780 for a glass of Mother’s Ruin at the The Widow In Masquerade?  If you’re lucky you might meet the infamous Female Soldier and hear their tales of genderbending infamy! Or shall we saunter down to The Prospect Of Whitby in the 1800’s where flamboyant local queens and slumming gentlemen might join …

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Tunnelling through Time – An Online Escape Room

Tunneling through Time: Brunel Museum to launch online escape room   Brunel Museum to launch online escape room Intrepid online explorers will be transported back through time to 3 significant moments in the Thames Tunnels history They will be required to solve puzzles such as dinner party seating, finding codes and internet sleuthing   The …

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