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.

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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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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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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Director’s Blog – May 2021

It seems appropriate that we reopened the museum is English Tourism week 2021. Like so many sectors, tourism has had an impossible year, with venues closed to the public and teams behind the scenes working around the clock to try and find ways to keep making memories while their visitors are not able to visit. […]

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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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