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.

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: 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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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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Engineering Connections

Have you ever wondered whether all the famous Victorian engineers knew each other? Who worked on what with whom? How other famous names of the Victorian era fit into this picture? Did you know that Mark Brunel was friends with Alexander Hamilton (yes, THAT Hamilton)? Are you curious about who else worked on the Thames […]

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Volunteers Week 2020

This week is #VolunteersWeek Here is a thank you to our volunteers from the trustees, in recognition of their great work: “The Brunel Museum Trustees appreciate the incredible dedication and commitment of our volunteers, their range of skills and the ideas they bring. Without our volunteers the museum would not have the respect that it […]

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Thank You to #NationalLottery players

Today we want to say a big Thank You to #NationalLottery players for the part they do in keeping the museum going. The Heritage Emergency Fund is helping us to make necessary changes so that we can continue to provide useful and interesting resources for everyone. We will be using some of the funds to […]

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Local Treasures: Free School

There are many other amazing places near the museum that you may like to walk past if you live locally – why don’t you tell us about your favourite? (We might even do a feature on it if you do!) Perhaps you have walked past this building and wondered about it? Well, wonder no more! […]

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