Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays &
the first two Saturdays of each month 12.30pm - 1.30pm, FREE
Rare and original artefacts and diaries reveal their stories in these curator-led sessions.
Get closer to history in the Brunel Institute as maritime curators and volunteers take you on a journey of discovery with precious items from the Archive Vault.
Featuring this Month:
This year sees 170 years from the opening of Brunel's Hungerford Suspension Bridge. See his 1836 sketchbook and letters of correspondence in relation to this project.
From the Collection:
Curators choice from the Archive Vault.
Isambard Kingdom Brunel's personal diary entry from 29 June 1827 (by courtesy of the Brunel Institute – a collaboration of the ss Great Britain Trust and the University of Bristol).
There is a pen and ink sketch on this page, which shows frames and sandbags holding up the roof of the Thames Tunnel.