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Rainbow River

Get your Virtual Pub Crawl ticket here! Ahead of our Rainbow River Virtual Pub Crawl, LGBTQ+ historian and tour guide Sacha Coward gives us a sneak peak of some of the bars and boozers on our time-travelling bar crawl. The gay bar has been a staple for a lot of LGBTQ+ lives for a long […]

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Brunel Museum seeks LGBTQ+ engineers to change perceptions

We are looking for LGBTQ+ engineers to help us with a series of films aimed at changing perceptions of what makes an engineer. We aim to release this series of short films to coincide with London Pride (11 and 12 of September 2021) The museum wanted to find a meaningful way to take part in […]

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Rainbow River Virtual Pub Crawl

Fancy travelling back to 1780 for a glass of Mother’s Ruin at the The Widow In Masquerade?  If you’re lucky you might meet the infamous Female Soldier and hear their tales of genderbending infamy! Or shall we saunter down to The Prospect Of Whitby in the 1800’s where flamboyant local queens and slumming gentlemen might join […]

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Tunnelling through Time – An Online Escape Room

Tunnelling through Time: Brunel Museum to launch online escape room Buy your tickets now What do the critics say? “I really enjoyed playing Tunnelling Through Time. It’s filled with the charm, humour and clever puzzle design we’ve come to know and love about Deadlocked” – Armchair Escape “a multi-media frenzy that is cinematic, immersive and with […]

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Drinking outside the Box at the Brunel Museum

Thursday through Sunday,  the Brunel Museum’s riverside terrace will transform into an outdoor cafe – just in time for groups of six to meet up outdoors. Regular attendees to Dulwich market will recognise the Coffee Box van, which offers organic coffees and freshly squeezed juices. On Sundays, Coffee Box will be joined by Dhaclhini, a bespoke cake and brownie maker.   Food is a important part […]

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Sophia Macnamara Hawes (nee Brunel) #OTDH

During #WomensHistoryMonth we’re sharing the stories of women who made engineering history: from the lesser known Brunel women, trailblazing female engineers from the past or the women making history today. Today’s post is from our volunteer Gill Howard and is about Marc’s first child, Sophia Brunel  Sophia Macnamara Brunel (b. 30 April 1802, d. 17th […]

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Director’s Blog – March 2021

Although we’re still closed, it’s been a busy month at the Brunel Museum, and there’s even light at the end of the tunnel as we start to rethink about restrictions easing. My second Directors blog brings you up to speed with what’s been going on in front and behind the scenes.  Last month, staff and […]

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Womens History Month: Going underground

March is #WomensHistoryMonth and we’re sharing the stories of women who made engineering history: from the lesser known Brunel women, trailblazing female engineers from the past or the women making history today with their feats of engineering. Today, Cate Anthony, reflects on a career following in Brunel’s footsteps underground.  As a young girl I loved doing […]

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

The Brunel Museum is marking St Patrick’s Day 2021 with music and drama! We will be celebrating the contribution of the Irish community to the creation of the Thames Tunnel, the first tunnel built through soft ground underwater anywhere in the world, and we are inviting you to celebrate with us at home. Join us […]

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