Thirty-six miners stood in individual cells inside the Tunnelling Shield. They faced a wall of wooden planks held in place by iron rods and butted up against the soil. Each miner would remove one plank at a time and dig away the soil to a depth of four inches. Then, replacing that plank he would […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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/ Coronavirus: Guidance for Better Mental Health
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).
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 […]
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 […]
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?
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. […]