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The Brunel Museum COVID-19 Crisis Appeal

The Brunel Museum COVID-19 Crisis Appeal

Why we need your help

The Brunel Museum Covid-19 Crisis Appeal

With the closing of Virgin Giving, we wanted to say thank you to everyone who has helped us survive.

Dear Supporter,

The doors to our Museum, housed in Brunel's Engine House and the adjoining Brunel's Thames Tunnel Shaft in Rotherhithe, had to close last March but we are very pleased to announce that the Museum has now re-opened, with all the requisite COVID19 Government guidance in place so we can welcome our visitors safely. 

When our doors closed, vital income stopped overnight. The Museum is run by an independent charitable trust and receives no public funding so every donation will make a difference given that we have monthly running costs, including staff, of around £10,000.

We were fortunate to receive a grant from the Emergency Heritage Fund (NLHF) last June which, alongside our Virgin Moneygiving campaign has assured our survival for the timebeing. However, even though we have reopened the Museum, our income streams have not yet fully recovered. We have made further grant applications to help us gradually rebuild our programmes and achieve longer term sustainability, in some cases, slightly differently. We await the results of these applications in September.

In the meantime, we need on-going help towards our running costs for this incredibly important historic site, which needs regular care and attention whether closed or not. If you are particularly interested in helping one of our learning programmes, which serve our local community and are not commercially based please contact our Director, Dr Cathy Putz or our Learning & Volunteer Manager, Clara Pereira (020 7231 3840; hello@thebrunelmuseum.com). A donation of £50 supports equipment and materials for a whole day session and a donation of £500 will cover our costs in full.

For news of any changes keep an eye on our website: thebrunelmuseum.com.

Thank you very much to all our supporters and keep spreading the word.


6,347.13

raised towards 10,000.00 target

6347.13
10000.00

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Supporters

Nov 28, 2021

Faye

Hi from Australia - Found through the Tunnelling Through Time Escape Room which was awesome!

15.00

Nov 26, 2021

Vytautas

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Nov 10, 2021

Lindsey Smeenk

Thank you for sending the Tunneling Through Time escape room! We look forward to playing!


Nov 05, 2021

Jennie

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Oct 03, 2021

Peter van der Sluijs

Thanks for a lovely time when we visited yesterday

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Sep 29, 2021

Anonymous

Came for the sea shanties, stayed for the info on the SS Great Eastern!

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Sep 29, 2021

Anonymous

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Sep 24, 2021

Anonymous

Thank you for providing me with free access to Tunnelling Through Time.


Sep 22, 2021

For Kathy Adams

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Sep 11, 2021

Anonymous

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

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Total raised so far

6,347.13

Total plus Gift Aid 6,897.25

Direct donations

4,631.13

Raised offline 1,716.00

Fundraising pages

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