Be Inspired this Summer With a Visit to Tower Bridge Exhibition
Ever wondered how Tower Bridge works and what goes on behind the scenes? Tower Bridge – the most famous bridge in the world and now 120 years old, will once again be rolling out its ‘Ask the Techie’ summer programme on certain dates during the school holidays from Friday 25 July, until the end of August*. Included in the Tower Bridge Exhibition admission price, the programme offers visitors of all ages the opportunity to ask the Bridge’s expert and much-loved engineers all manner of questions on the Bridge’s original Victorian machinery.
- Delve into the world of engineering this summer, with the Tower Bridge’s ‘Ask the Techie’ summer programme starting from Friday 25 July
- Make it count and visit Tower Bridge – the most famous bridge in the world, as it celebrates its 120th birthday this summer
- Family tickets from £18
As one of London’s most iconic attractions, Tower Bridge Exhibition tells the history of the Bridge through animations and displays, providing a fun way for children and adults alike to learn how and why the Bridge came into existence.
Its two high-level Walkways – 42 metres above the Thames and with breathtaking vistas of the Capital, also offer two family-friendly exhibitions:
The Sixties - this year’s new temporary photographic exhibition focusing on the people, places, events and designs that epitomised this revolutionary decade. Over 60 iconic images hang along Tower Bridge’s West Walkway, from pop stars to Prime Minsters, fashion designers to Formula One racing drivers and cutting edge architecture to political activists. As well as Great Bridges of the World - the East Walkway’s permanent photographic exhibition features over 20 of the world’s most revered bridges, each of which represents a breathtaking feat of engineering.
When visiting Tower Bridge Exhibition, be sure also not to miss:
Art at the Bridge #5 – the latest exhibition in partnership with Southwark Arts Form (SAF), housed in the Victorian Engine Rooms. Visitors are invited to follow the blue line to admire the 10 works of art by disabled artists residing in the local community, which explore the theme of ‘connections’, chosen to reflect Tower Bridge’s role in connecting culture and communities.Don’t forget to vote for your favourite artwork!
‘The Great British Fish and Chips Bridge’– a 3D model – now taking centre stage within Tower Bridge Exhibition, the masterpiece is the winning entry to this year’s national ‘Design A Bridge’ children’s competition, by eight-year old Toby Ayres from Harlow in Essex. To celebrate Tower Bridge’s 120th birthday year, the creative design has reinterpreted the Bridge as a ‘homage’ to the all-time classic British meal including popping tiny peas on the top of forks, Union Jack flags and dollops of tomato. An architect in the making!
*To book tickets, and for the up-to-date ‘Ask the Techie’ summer schedule please visit www.towerbridge.org.uk.
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Notes to Editors:
- Tower Bridge was the creation of architect Sir Horace Jones and civil engineer Sir John Wolfe Barry. It took eight years to complete and was officially opened on 30 June 1894 by the Prince and Princess of Wales (the future King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra)
- Tower Bridge Exhibition is open every day from 10.00am to 6.00pm (April-Sept) and 9.30am to 5.30pm (Oct-March) with last admission half an hour before closing. Admission prices for Tower Bridge are adults £9, children aged 5-15 £3.90, under 5s free and concessions £6.30, family tickets from 18. The nearest underground stations are London Bridge or Tower Hill
- The West Walkway currently displays The Sixties exhibition (until late 2014), while the East Walkway has a fascinating exhibition on Bridges of the World. Entry to the exhibition is included in the admission charge to Tower Bridge Exhibition.
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