Climb the iconic towers of Tower Bridge this summer and discover the architects, makers, thinkers and technicians who built and laid the foundations of London’s most defining landmark.
From Wednesday 27th July, step inside Tower Bridge and explore a new permanent exhibition featuring newly-discovered photographs and stories from the construction of the Bridge, including the story of Jack ‘Ginger’ Bateman, one of the divers who risked everything to dig the vast foundations that anchor the 70,000-ton Bridge to the bottom of the Thames.
Housed in the North and South Towers, which are linked by the high-level Walkways above the River Thames, the exhibition will take you on a journey through the lifetime of the Bridge, from its conception and construction through to present day. This includes the opportunity to explore unique objects from across the Bridge’s history and even try on a real-life Victorian diver’s helmet. You’ll also meet the people who make the Bridge work today in our brand new ‘24 hours at the Tower Bridge’ short film.
The exhibition continues in the Victorian Engine Rooms, which house the engines that once powered the famous Bridge lifts. Here you’ll discover the human histories of the people who have maintained the bridge since 1894.
Visit now and celebrate London’s defining landmark.