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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.

INWED20: Who was Lady Sophia Brunel?

The theme for #INWED2020 is Shaping the World. This is the third (of three) of our #INWED20 posts. Shaping the World? “Without you, my dear Sophie, no Tunnel”   Reflections on Lady Sophia Brunel (nee Kingdom) Sarah Kuklewicz is a mature engineering student and a volunteer for the Brunel Museum. She has written this article […]

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INWED20: Reflections on a career in engineering

The theme for #INWED2020 is Shaping the World. This is the second (of three) of our #INWED20 posts. Shaping the world? Reflections on a career in engineering Tiffany Grimwade MBA BEng (Civil) Hons CPEng MIEAust is a member of the Brunel Museum Board of Trustees. She has written this article in celebration of INWED. As […]

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INWED20: Reflections on the shaping of London’s streets

The theme for #INWED2020 is Shaping the World. This is the first (of three) of our #INWED20 posts. Shaping the world? Reflections on the shaping of London’s streets Dana Skelley OBE – Chair of the Brunel Museum Board of Trustees has spent her career as an engineer and leader. She has written this article in […]

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Saturday Spotlight: UAL: The Power of Happiness

We are always excited to see art and design inspired by the Brunel family or the museum itself. We have therefore decided to spotlight some of the wonderful work that we get sent by the community we are proud to be a part of. If you are interested in your works (or those of your […]

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Engineering Connections

Have you ever wondered whether all the famous Victorian engineers knew each other? Who worked on what with whom? How other famous names of the Victorian era fit into this picture? Did you know that Mark Brunel was friends with Alexander Hamilton (yes, THAT Hamilton)? Are you curious about who else worked on the Thames […]

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Volunteers Week 2020

This week is #VolunteersWeek Here is a thank you to our volunteers from the trustees, in recognition of their great work: “The Brunel Museum Trustees appreciate the incredible dedication and commitment of our volunteers, their range of skills and the ideas they bring. Without our volunteers the museum would not have the respect that it […]

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Thank You to #NationalLottery players

Today we want to say a big Thank You to #NationalLottery players for the part they do in keeping the museum going. The Heritage Emergency Fund is helping us to make necessary changes so that we can continue to provide useful and interesting resources for everyone. We will be using some of the funds to […]

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Local Treasures: Free School

There are many other amazing places near the museum that you may like to walk past if you live locally – why don’t you tell us about your favourite? (We might even do a feature on it if you do!) Perhaps you have walked past this building and wondered about it? Well, wonder no more! […]

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Museum Week: Isambard Kingdom Brunel Superhero?

Recently watching a re-run of the Crystal Skull, I mused on a vague similarity between Indiana Jones and IKB. Both extremely attached to their different hats and with a touch of the same reckless disregard for their own safety! During his lifetime there are many accounts of his daring and frequently foolhardy deeds. Was IKB […]

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Saturday Spotlight: Elisha Ralls

We are always excited to see art and design inspired by the Brunel family or the museum itself. We have therefore decided to spotlight some of the wonderful work that we get sent by the community we are proud to be a part of. If you are interested in your works (or those of your […]

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