Brunel Museum in Open Garden Squares Weekend

The Brunel Museum is housed in the Pumphouse for The Thames Tunnel which was built in order to facilitate transport, and trade, from the north bank to the south bank of The Thames and it was designed as a foot tunnel and for horse-drawn transport. The Museum will be open during the Open Garden Squares Weekend, 18 and 19 June 2016 – do visit!

The Brunel Museum

The Brunel Museum

The Brunel Museum

The Tower or Shaft was the original entrance to The Thames Tunnel which was the first tunnel under a river anywhere in the world. Work started in 1825 and was finally completed in 1843. Today the top of the Tower has been transformed into a garden which is the setting for botanical evening cocktails with The Midnight Apothecary using ingredients grown in the garden or foraged in the neighbourhood – Wow!

The garden on top of the Tower, The Brunel Museum

Roses around the garden in the Brunel Museum

The Brunel Museum

Cocktails at the Brunel Museum

The Brunel Museum

The Tower or Shaft was the original entrance to The Thames Tunnel and today it has been transformed into an underground Theatre with a busy programme of events.

The stairway into the underground theatre at The Brunel Museum The stairway into the underground theatre at The Brunel Museum The underground theatre at The Brunel Museum

For further information
The Brunel Museum
Isambard Kingdom Brunel

 

The Compound, Stave Hill Ecology Park

‘…Set within the main ecology park, the Compound is the site in miniature… The Compound is managed by The Conservation Volunteers [who] aim to create a space where visitors can find peace, inspiration and ideas to take away. The Compound is also a workspace and the base for the practical work carried out in the surrounding woodland and meadows. Here is where gabions, bird boxes and art works are created for the park…’.

The Compound and the Stave Hill Ecological Park are participating in the Open Garden Squares Weekend.