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.

Happy Birthday to Sir Marc Isambard Brunel!

Born on the 25th of April 1769 in Hacqueville, Normandy, France, he fell in love with an English woman (Sophia Kingdom) and, after a number of adventures, came to live in England to be with her. Their son was the famous Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Marc was an engineer at least equal in insight to his […]

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Happy Birthday Isambard Kingdom Brunel!

IKB By Gill Howard (Volunteer) This is my favourite photograph of IKB because without his hat and his usual working clothes, he appears more accessible and human. It makes me realise that as well as being an incredible engineer, architect, pioneer, hugely brave and driven individual, he was a father, a friend and a husband.  […]

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Views from your window

Now that the spring is coming what are you seeing? Take some photos from your window and send the best one to us with a caption. We will publish a selection of these on our website. Above is Sarah’s photo. Her caption is: ‘Everything looks so bright and calm’. You can contact us on here […]

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How are you coping?

Please share your tips and mechanisms to cope. What works for you? You can contact us on here (or Twitter/Instagram/Facebook) or by email: hello@thebrunelmuseum.com We look forward to hearing from you! Here are a few useful resources we have found: https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/coronanxiety-support-resources/ https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

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Learning and living from home

If you have children how are you finding it? If your child is interested in science and engineering here are some resources that the Brunel Museum recommends: https://www.borntoengineer.com/resources-for-home-school-lo… We would love to know about your experiences and useful resources you’ve found (and to share these with others in the community).

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UPDATE: Museum will be closed from 18th March 2020 until further notice

In the light of the most recent government directive on the Coronavirus we are sorry to advise that the museum will be closed from 18th March until further notice. The wellbeing and safety of our staff, visitors and volunteers is paramount and we consider this to be the wisest course of action for the time […]

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

We want to assure all our visitors we are actively monitoring the situation and adhering to all guidelines issued by the British Government and Public Health England regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) risks.  The safety and wellbeing of all our staff and visitors is our priority, therefore we have put in the additional practices in place: – Rather than a handshake we will welcome […]

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Join Our Team

The Brunel Museum needs volunteers to lead our popular guided tours and boat trips. We will provide script and training. We also need help greeting visitors, welcoming groups,  and serving in the cafe and shop. Can you spare one morning or afternoon a week to help at this small, friendly museum?

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Dana Skelley OBE appointed the Brunel Museum’s new Chair of Trustees

Dana is a well-known figure in the world of London’s Infrastructure management – she is a Chartered civil engineer with a wealth of experience in rehabilitating London’s historic transport infrastructure. She has led the refurbishment of many of London’s Thames crossings including Bazalgette’s Battersea Bridge, Thomas Page’s Westminster Bridge and Sir Alexander Binnie’s Blackwall Tunnel. […]

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February Half Term Activities at the Brunel Museum – FULLY BOOKED!

STOP PRESS: we are now fully booked for our half-term activities. Please check back for our next holiday activities later in the year. Arts, Crafts and Drama Monday 17th February – Friday 21st February   All workshops start at 11am: don’t be late! Finish at 1pm Children must be accompanied by  a parent/carer, who will  be […]

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