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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.

Rainbow River

Get your Virtual Pub Crawl ticket here! Ahead of our Rainbow River Virtual Pub Crawl, LGBTQ+ historian and tour guide Sacha Coward gives us a sneak peak of some of the bars and boozers on our time-travelling bar crawl. The gay bar has been a staple for a lot of LGBTQ+ lives for a long […]

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Lockdown: Improving Our Facilities

As we continue into the 3rd nationwide lockdown of the coronavirus pandemic everyone is thinking about novel ways of working and keeping themselves busy. The Brunel Museum is no exception and we have taken advantage of the current closure to complete some important capital works and improve the facilities available to visitors and people hiring […]

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TV Appearance! Channel 5 – Tower Bridge: Gateway to London

If you are into architecture, history and the marvels of Victorian engineering then Channel 5’s Tower Bridge: Gateway to London presented by Rob Bell is a must watch. Even though the series discusses bridges they did a spot on the Thames Tunnels highlighting that in the 19th century there was indeed a crossing of the […]

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Blog: A Busy First Week Back!

We were delighted to reopen on Wednesday 2nd December and start welcoming you back through the doors. As of Friday, we even have this spiffy new sign, kindly donated by LTD Design! On top of that excitement though, we have been up to all sorts of things: Whilst closed, we worked on some exciting Christmas […]

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Brunel Museum Collaborative Project with Greener Bermondsey #Ada100

This week (just ahead of lockdown) the Gardening Club at the museum planted 100 tulip bulbs as part of the Greener Bermondsey campaign to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of Ada Salter becoming Mayor of Bermondsey in the 1920s. Ada Salter was a pioneering woman who championed the greening of the borough for health purposes with […]

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#MuseumPassion

We are proud to be taking part in #MuseumPassion today. The #MuseumPassion event consists of a whole day of promoted content on social media, TV and radio focusing on the UK’s museums. Our Learning and Volunteer Manager, Clara, talking about her Museum Passion “This is a watercolour that I love to use again and again […]

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Open House 2020 and Consultation Update

The Brunel Museum Reinvented Project design team joined us for Open House on Saturday 19th September. Visitors popped by to look at some visuals and share their views on current proposals for the project. The team gathered lots of helpful comments, which are currently being considered as we move forwards into the next stage of […]

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Tunnel Activities Art Competition Winners

Choosing our two winners was not easy – a great big thank you to everyone who took part! The winners are 6 year old Lillea Falzon, with a picture of a party, and 12 year old Siyona Bhandari with a drawing of a fitness class for all ages. The judges also wanted to congratulate 9 […]

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Be a Detective with Mr Brunel (plus hats)

Our Saturday event Be a Detective with Mr Brunel (one session remaining in August – buy tickets here) went swimmingly! Glorious weather meant that after an introduction to the museum and a chance to use their investigative skills, participants were able to enjoy the sunshine whilst creating wonderful hats from our craft supplies.

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2020 Summer Activities

As we re-open, we have also put together a programme of family-friendly activities aimed at 7-10 year olds. Tickets are limited due to social distancing measures, so get yours whilst there are still some available! One ticket (at only £6) books you a table for one to three children and up to two adults. There […]

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