Brunel Museum

SOPHIA (Science Outreach Programme for Highly Inventive Adolescents!)

22 June 2019

Sessions start at 11am & 2pm

Included with admission cost to the museum

Suitable for ages 5-12


Concerned about Marc Brunel’s health while working on the Thames Tunnel, his wife Sophia Kingdom developed a pulley system with a bucket and a bell. When the bell rang, Brunel pulled up the bucket, inspected samples of earth and read a report. He would then send back down his notes and go back to sleep before it even reached the ground! Visit the Brunel Museum to design and make a pulley system that goes over and under something while transporting soil and a paper note.