News

Stay in the loop and go behind the scenes at the museum, with articles by our director, learning manager and volunteers, there is never a dull moment.

Happy East London Line Day!

What is your favourite train-related fact? For us, it has to be that the Thames Tunnel is the oldest structure on the oldest underground network in the world! Originally built for horses and carts, it was opened as a foot tunnel and tourist attraction in 1843. By the end of the 1860s it had been […]

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Happy Birthday to Sir Marc Isambard Brunel!

Born on the 25th of April 1769 in Hacqueville, Normandy, France, he fell in love with an English woman (Sophia Kingdom) and, after a number of adventures, came to live in England to be with her. Their son was the famous Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Marc was an engineer at least equal in insight to his […]

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Views from your window

Now that the spring is coming what are you seeing? Take some photos from your window and send the best one to us with a caption. We will publish a selection of these on our website. Above is Sarah’s photo. Her caption is: ‘Everything looks so bright and calm’. You can contact us on here […]

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How are you coping?

Please share your tips and mechanisms to cope. What works for you? You can contact us on here (or Twitter/Instagram/Facebook) or by email: hello@thebrunelmuseum.com We look forward to hearing from you! Here are a few useful resources we have found: https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/coronanxiety-support-resources/ https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

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Learning and living from home

If you have children how are you finding it? If your child is interested in science and engineering here are some resources that the Brunel Museum recommends: https://www.borntoengineer.com/resources-for-home-school-lo… We would love to know about your experiences and useful resources you’ve found (and to share these with others in the community).

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UPDATE: Museum will be closed from 18th March 2020 until further notice

In the light of the most recent government directive on the Coronavirus we are sorry to advise that the museum will be closed from 18th March until further notice. The wellbeing and safety of our staff, visitors and volunteers is paramount and we consider this to be the wisest course of action for the time […]

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

We want to assure all our visitors we are actively monitoring the situation and adhering to all guidelines issued by the British Government and Public Health England regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) risks.  The safety and wellbeing of all our staff and visitors is our priority, therefore we have put in the additional practices in place: – Rather than a handshake we will welcome […]

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