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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.

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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Museum Reopens Monday 10th August!

We’re delighted to announce that The Brunel Museum will reopen its doors to visitors on Monday 10 August 2020, having been closed since the UK went into lockdown in March. The museum will be open to visitors 12pm – 5pm Monday – Saturday and 1pm – 5pm on Sunday throughout the summer. Ensuring the safety of […]

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Dr Cathy Putz, Director

Dr Cathy Pütz is a museum professional with 20 years’ experience in senior management roles within the UK’s premier museums. Most recently she ran the Victoria and Albert Museum’s pioneering national and international exhibition touring programme, setting up major new partnerships. She has previously held positions as Head of Exhibitions at the National Gallery, London, […]

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Return of the Midnight Apothecary

We have been working hard behind the scenes to adapt our unique cocktail garden to keep our guests and staff safe during this time, whilst maintaining the magical atmosphere that you love. As a result we will be opening for strictly limited numbers from Friday 31st July. Booking is essential so follow the link to […]

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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. Audio version:   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 […]

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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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