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Guest Blog: Learning through Play with ALom Shaha

We love learning through play at the Brunel Museum! So we thought we’d get our good friend and science teacher Alom Shaha to help explain why its so beneficial!   Learning Through Play   My eldest daughter started in reception at primary school in September, and in a “getting to know you” type of exercise, […]

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Motilal Signh – Thames Tunnel visitor and first Nepalese in London

The Brunel’s Thames Tunnel was called the Eighth Wonder of the World and attracted plenty of visitors – both during its construction and once it was built. For #SouthAsianHeritageMonth we take a look at one visitor, Motilt Singh, the first Nepali to migrate to London    Motilal Singh was  born in Bhaktapur in the Kathmandu […]

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Tunnel Vision – The Genius of Marc Brunel – by John Bostock

In 1994, after a few years working abroad in my role as a Quantity Surveyor for Taylor Woodrow Civil Engineering, I was offered a post on a new Contract to refurbish an old tunnel under the Thames, called the ‘Thames Tunnel’. At that time, in my ignorance, I knew little of its illustrious history, but […]

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Womens History Month: Going underground

March is #WomensHistoryMonth and we’re sharing the stories of women who made engineering history: from the lesser known Brunel women, trailblazing female engineers from the past or the women making history today with their feats of engineering. Today, Cate Anthony, reflects on a career following in Brunel’s footsteps underground.  As a young girl I loved doing […]

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Guest Article: THE CRYSTAL PALACE – THE BRUNEL CONNECTION

In 1846, at the opening session of the Council of the Society of Arts, Queen Victoria’s Consort, Prince Albert, expressed a desire to wed high art with mechanical skill. In the 1840s he, along with Henry Cole (1808-1882) and other members of the Society, visited a number of exhibitions of industrial design in England; the […]

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