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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

The doors to our Museum, housed in Brunel's Engine House and the adjoining Brunel's Thames Tunnel Shaft in Rotherhithe, had to close in March. This followed government guidance on COVID -19, and for the timebeing we remain closed. For news of any changes keep an eye on our website:

When our doors closed, vital income stopped overnight and we are now struggling to cover our basic running costs for this incredibly important historic site, which needs regular care and attention whether closed or not. 

The Museum is run by an independent charitable trust and receives no public funding.  Every donation will make a difference and help to prevent permanent closure. For the timebeing, we have shaved our costs to the minimum, with our staff furloughed, so a donation of £30 will now cover our gas and oil for a month; a donation of £1,700 will pay for all our basic running costs for a month. When we are up and running again, our normal monthly running costs, including staff, are £10,000 and we are determined to recover and offer our visitors a safe and enjoyable experience as soon as possible.

Prior to us creating this Campaign Page, 44 generous supporters donated to the cause and cannot be shown in the usual way on this page. We would therefore like to record thanks to: Julian Ayre, Paul Drury, Julie Flook, Caroline Lerston, John Rickerby, Antony Smith, Harry Stancliffe, George Stancliffe, George Bailey, David Corbin, Stephen D'Eath, Emily Gee, Yvers Lancaster, Sarah Philbrick, Aston Scarff, James Yorke, Charlotte Brudenell, Gill Howard, Cressida Inglewood, Jennifer Rowland, Elizabeth Watson, Alice Westlake, Christina Smith, Richard Noel, Caroline Mylward, Nicole Gains, Gokhan Ergen, Margherita Bottelli, Tate Harmer, Dimity Spiller, Henrietta Ryott, Lucy Rogers, Serena Rogers, Carole Mitchell-Heggs, Sarah Lukas, David Kelly, Tiffany Grimwade, Joanna Fells, Sheridan Swallow, Sara Williams, Michelle Williams, Brenda McManus and Maribeth Eisenmann - whose contributions have joined the growing pot. All hugely appreciated.

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


raised towards 12,000.00 target


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Jul 05, 2020

Ross Stewart

(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Jun 28, 2020


(plus 2.62 giftaid)

Jun 24, 2020


(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Jun 10, 2020


Looking forward to visit when open again. Keep up the good work!

(plus 7.50 giftaid)

Jun 07, 2020


(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Jun 03, 2020


We can not let the greatest ever Britons museum die

(plus 1.25 giftaid)

Jun 01, 2020

Jonathan P

(plus 7.50 giftaid)

May 27, 2020


(plus 5.00 giftaid)

May 24, 2020

Terry Bracey-Wright

He is my hero!

(plus 7.50 giftaid)

May 24, 2020

Andy Leigh

Stay safe, hope to visit soon after you reopen.

(plus 7.50 giftaid)


Total raised so far


Total plus Gift Aid 5,194.75

Direct donations


Raised offline 1,716.00

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