Who’s up for some good news? 🙋🏻♀️
I know I certainly am. Well, you lucky people, this one is sooo good it makes me do my smug smirk of a smile- see photo 😊
I am now SUPER PROUD to announce that I am now a TRUSTEE for the absolutely excellent Brunel Museum 🥳
This museum is sooo good and I am loving being part of its history and its continued future. Based in Rotherhithe, London it’s the site of the first ever (successful) under river tunnel in the World… ever! 🤯
The shaft of the tunnel (the vertical bit that goes down to the desired level before they could build horizontally- and what you can see in the photo) is part of the museum with tours around it by the excellent volunteers so you can make sense of exactly what it is you’re seeing.
And in terms of ‘they’ I mean none other that the engineering superheros that are the Brunel family, namely Marc Brunel and his son Isambard Kingdom Brunel (as well as, of course, 100s of other engineering heros who physically laid the bricks). The construction of the tunnel started the tunnel in 1825 and what happened next was a rollercoaster of a ride. I won’t spoil it, but as we all know when you push boundaries, sometimes those boundaries push back and things aren’t always smooth sailing. You can find out what happened by popping along to the Museum itself- it is open on weekends 11- 3:30, with a few extra days over the holiday period (restrictions depending)- see here for details: https://thebrunelmuseum.com
Here’s to the tunnel’s NEXT 200 years… with a few less floods!🥂😍😊
Great feature by Alternative Classical about our upcoming Concert at Thames Tunnel Shaft Brunel Museum on 7 December! - The cover photo is the image of the incredible space where we'll be performing!
Tickets are selling fast, so we recommend early booking:
Opinion | 💬 "We should talk about the climate emergency at every opportunity"
Katherine McAlpine, director of the Brunel Museum, says that having a sustainability statement is crucial
Tickets are still available for our London show on the 20th of November, available from our Eventbrite page.
We look forward to welcoming you all to our immersive concert at this iconic east London landmark, the Brunel Museum.
Doors - 19:15
Concert - 19:30
INSTAGRAM AUCTION for unique drinking vessels made by master glassblower Terri Adams; proceeds to the Endangered Crafts Fund! CLOSES MIDDAY FRIDAY!
Last week we ran an amazing panel discussion called the Science of Making in the Victorian tunnel shaft at Brunel Museum as part of London Craft Week. As part of it, scientific glassblower Terri Adams made these fabulous drinking vessels to serve our panellists.
Terri has kindly agreed to let us auction these unique examples of craftsmanship, with the proceeds to be donated to the Endangered Crafts Fund (www.heritagecrafts.org.uk/ecf). To date we have awarded 35 grants of up to £2,000 to enable practitioners of crafts listed on the Red List of Endangered Crafts (www.heritagecrafts.org.uk/redlist) to undertake a project that will substantially increase the likelihood of their craft surviving.
- We will ONLY accept closed bids by Instagram DIRECT MESSAGE http://instagram.com/heritagecrafts
- To bid, message us your REAL NAME, EMAIL/PHONE NUMBER, which LOT you are bidding on, and the AMOUNT of your bid. Each lot comprises one item only.
- Bids will CLOSE on FRIDAY 15 OCTOBER at MIDDAY 12pm (UK time).
- If you have made the highest bid we will contact you to arrange for payment and delivery. Losing bidders will not be contacted.
- Postage and packing is included in the UK only. If you are bidding from overseas you will have to meet the cost of shipping, insurance, taxes or duties. Heritage Crafts cannot be held responsible for breakages en route.
Heritage Crafts is registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation with the Charity Commission for England and Wales as the Heritage Crafts Association, number 1159208.
hello my name is Ryan Claridge i hope you are doing ok and keeping safe i was just wondering if you can help me please thank you i was just wondering please can you tell me just out of curiosity the official email address to contact the official Brunel Museum merchandise store also i was just wondering please can you tell me just out of curiosity the official email address and page to contact the the official events company and management company who are promoting directing and producing ,Brunel Museum also please can you tell me just out of curiosity the website addresses official email addresses and pages to contact Brunel Museum also please can you tell me just out of curiosity When will the full list of 2021 and 2022 shows and events for Brunel Museum be ready and released also what shows and events will Brunel Museum take part in throughout 2021 and 2022 any way you can help answer my questions regarding these queries please would be very much appreciated please thank you from Ryan claridge
Rescheduled fundraising event is on 29 Sept with the brilliant The London Sea Shanty Collective. Join us for an evening of song and short tour of the wonderful Brunel Museum in Rotherhithe. Tickets available: http://bit.ly/3xmOEdR
Are you ready for the ultimate 2021 Christmas present? The Tunnelling Through Time Virtual Escape game is brilliant for everyone and I couldn't put it down!
Brunel Museum have released this excellent virtual game for Christmas, with all the proceedings going to the museum. The game is based on puzzles needed to be solved as our employee, Joey Beamish, needs to reset a server in the absence of her colleague. Using Twitter, a downloaded Google folder, You Tube videos and a bit of online searching, teams are encouraged to do some research to find clues in different situations, based in 1827. The year alone becomes important to the clues!
I thought this was going to be an easy, child-like puzzle that was only a bit of fun but there's no surprise that is nominated for awards. There were several puzzles from numerical, observational, code cracking and skills which were all of equal difficulty so it's probably a game you can have the whole family playing. Me playing alone meant a lot of frustration, and despite me thinking it was easy, I spent all day going back to the puzzles and trying the hints to see if I could get to the end.
This game is especially good for families because there's an element of history involved plus a very clever storyline running throughout where children can sit and watch the videos.
You can probably tell I was absolutely captivated by this, entertained and I learned a lot! The quality of the graphics and the video is excellent, and I really didn't expect there to be so much involved in one escape room - I thought it would take just an hour but how wrong I was!
This would be perfect for lockdown, or for a family Christmas to replace watching TV. I can imagine a teenager's birthday party being memorable with this virtual game too.
I have already been plotting who I can buy this for for Christmas, it seems a fabulous investment of money for less price than a video game! at only £15!
The Brunel Museum has published a Statement that maps out how it will bring sustainable development to all museum activities. It focuses on four key areas:
🌿 Decarbonising the museum
🌿 Working with existing and new partners to ensure their values and priorities are aligned
🌿 Using the museum’s platform to improve awareness both of the climate emergency and what the solutions are
🌿 Maximising positive impacts of the Brunel Museum Reinvented project.
It's launched in connection with the social media campaign . Inspiring for all !
I was one of the team working on the refurbishment of the Thames Tunnel in the 1990s for Taylor Woodrow and have recently written an article on Marc Brunel and the Thames Tunnel, which I attach. I hope this will be of interest.