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London

National Portrait Gallery

Exhibition Detail
Portrait of the Day: The Railway Boys of the 19th Century
St Martin's Place
London WC2H 0HE
United Kingdom


May 26th, 2012 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
 
Isambard Kingdom Brunel , John Callcott HorsleyJohn Callcott Horsley, Isambard Kingdom Brunel ,
1857 NPG 979
© Courtesy of National Portrait Gallery
> QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Other
WEBSITE:  
http://www.npg.org.uk
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
westminster
EMAIL:  
emacnair@npg.org.uk
PHONE:  
+44 020 7321 6620
OPEN HOURS:  
Open daily 10am - 6pm; Late night opening Thursday and Friday until 9pm
TAGS:  
Talk
COST:  
Room 27: Free
> DESCRIPTION

Arguably the three most important gentlemen in the development of the railways and engineering designs of bridges, tunnels and engines, this talk will focus on Robert Stephenson (1803 – 1859), Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806 – 1859) and Sir Daniel Gooch (1816 – 1889). Come along to this introduction on their careers, engineering feats and their relationships. The steam engines, railways and engineered structures of this period have changed the landscape of Britain and the world.  You don't have to be a railway enthusiast to enjoy this talk; it encompasses information about the Victorians, their values and aims which are embodied in the lives of these three gentlemen.

Gallery Talk by by Emily Worth


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