Last year, the Brunel Museum applied to the National Lottery Heritage Fund for funding to transform the site with a new visitor building, a refreshed exhibition space and a wider range of events and activities for local people.

They have passed the first stage of the application process and are now developing the project in more detail for our second-round application next year. 

The museum currently tends to attract an older, white, male audience. We want to diversify this to make the museum more appealing for families, young people, and local residents.  
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In lockdown, an online survey was promoted across social media which received 512 responses. There was a decent balance of gender and age in the respondents (the lottery requires that we collect this demographic data) but very few responses from people who identified as BAME.

The museum is not reaching out to an audience that is representative of Southwark and the museum team is keen to address this through this project. They would like as many people from the BAME Community to have their say about the future plans for Brunel Museum and how it can be made more attractive to the BAME community in Southwark.