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.

Womens History Month: Who was Lady Sophia Brunel?

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, our Chair of Trustees Dana Skelley on her experiences of everyday sexism when she was responsible for […]

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Womens History Month: Assessing the damage

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, our Chair of Trustees Dana Skelley on her experiences of everyday sexism when she was responsible for […]

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Women’s History Month: Boring women

Today marks the beginning of #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. Helen Close of the Women’s Engineering Society shares her blog on the female tunnellers who trailblazed […]

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History Storytime – Isambard Kingdom Brunel

We are delighted to have worked with History Storytime to help make a history podcast for children on Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Listen to it here (you may need to scroll down): Sophie (age 7) & Ellie (age 5) team up with the Brunel Museum to tell the story of the incredible engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel […]

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LGBTQ+ History Month: Hades Hotel

Edit: 25/02/2021: You can now watch these videos on our website, click here to look at our Living & Loving Underground page. February is LGBQT+ History month. To mark it, we’ll be releasing a series of videos revealing the role the Thames Tunnel played as a space where people, including gay and bisexual men could […]

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Happy Chinese New Year from the Brunel Museum

As we prepare for another set of socially distanced festivities, our volunteer Keith Turpin reflects on the connections to China around the Brunel Museum: Like so many cultural celebrations last year, the Chinese New Year festivities starting on 12th Feb will be different, but no less vibrant and exciting. At the Brunel Museum we want […]

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The Rotherhithe Navvies – Brunel Museum host St Patrick’s Day 2021 celebration

The Brunel Museum will mark St Patrick’s Day 2021 with a new commission celebrating the contribution of the Irish community to the creation of the Thames Tunnel, the first tunnel built underwater anywhere in the world.     Working with the local Irish community, and Spectrum Drama, the piece will include music and performance based […]

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Director’s Blog – February 2021

It is an absolute privilege to be writing my first blog as Director of the Brunel Museum. Although I’ve been in post just over two weeks-plenty has been happening!  To say 2020 was a challenging year would be an understatement, and in many ways the beginning of  2021 hasn’t felt much different. But I am […]

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Tender – Mobile Food & Drink/ Street Food Operator Required

The Brunel Museum invites proposals from experienced registered mobile food and drink operators. We are looking to work in partnership to create an interesting place for visitors, residents and those passing by on the Thames Path to meet, eat and drink. The food business must be registered. The mobile food/ drink outlet self-contained. The Brunel […]

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Lockdown: Improving Our Facilities

As we continue into the 3rd nationwide lockdown of the coronavirus pandemic everyone is thinking about novel ways of working and keeping themselves busy. The Brunel Museum is no exception and we have taken advantage of the current closure to complete some important capital works and improve the facilities available to visitors and people hiring […]

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