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.

Family Fridays at the Brunel Museum this August

From Friday 6 August, families will be able to enjoy the Museum an extra day of the week, as well as some brilliant family activities.  There is a family friendly storytelling session on Friday 20 August, with author Robert Guidi. Guidi’s novel, Isambard and the Cato Street conspiracy, tells the story of a 16-year-old Isambard  Kingdom Brunel who […]

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Director’s Blog – July 2021

Wedding bells have been ringing at the Brunel Museum this month, with three couples already getting hitched at our venue and another planned at the end of the month. As well as helping to secure the Museum’s financial future, it’s such an honour for me that couples would choose to spend such an important day […]

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The Museum will be closed 10 to 11 July

Please note that the Museum will be closed to the public Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 July due to private hire.   The Museum will reopen to the public at 11am on Saturday 17 July. You can book your tickets here: The Brunel Museum Charity – Art Tickets

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Director’s Blog – June 2021

We started this month with a bang thanks to our Community Open Weekend. After what has been a tricky year for everyone, we wanted the opportunity to give something back to our local community. We welcomed more than double the number of people we would get in a normal weekend. We were delighted to be […]

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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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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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