Links to Brunel Resources
Although the University is named after Isambard Kingdom Brunel, we do not hold anything of research interest such as letters or other personal documents, and no plans of bridges, railways, tunnels or ships designed by him.
We do hold the reproduction rights to most of the illustrations in Patrick Beaver's book on the Great Eastern The Big Ship which has been out of print since 1969. Any requests for permission to use these in books, films etc should be addressed to the University Library.
The Library also houses a Transport History Collection. This is one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of books, journals, maps and photographs on railway history in the country. The Collection is now located on the Runnymede campus. For further details, please contact the Special Collections Librarian.
Below is a list of links to IK Brunel resources which may be useful:
- Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery - prints, photographs, drawings, contemporary lithographs
- Bristol University Brunel Collection - IKB's letters, sketchbooks, etc
- Brunel200 - projects, competitions, debates, media programmes and talks to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Isambard Kingdom Brunel
- Museum of the Great Western Railway - Swindon
- The Royal Albert Bridge - research into The Royal Albert Bridge and Saltash Station
- SS Great Britain - surviving in the dry dock that had been built specifically for her design and construction in Bristol
- There is also extensive Brunel information on the BBC's History pages