Tower Bridge: A Capital Idea!
KS 1 - 4
Using Tower Bridge Exhibition’s impressive high-level Walkways and magnificent Engine Rooms, the learning team will lead activities to tell the Bridge’s story, in engaging and interactive ways.
Duration: 1hr 30
TOWER BRIDGE: LOCAL HISTORY SESSION
Explore the Victorian Docks through costume, objects, and multi-sensory based activities.
Pupils will discover the relationship between the Thames, Tower Bridge and the evolution of this area in Victorian London.
Duration: 60 mins but flexible to accommodate the group’s needs
*This session is currently available as an outreach session taught in school. Booking includes a multi-sensory guided tour of Tower Bridge available on an alternate date
Tower Bridge, 1894: open for business
KS2 and 3: History (local history); Geography (human geography)
Looking closely at the unique circumstances necessitating Tower Bridge’s construction, students will gain an understanding of the Pool of London, as it was in 1894. They will be encouraged to use a range of historical sources to uncover the interdependent relationship between the Thames, international trade, and the extraordinary evolution of this area of London in the nineteenth century.
Duration: 3 hr 30 including a facilitated tour of Tower Bridge
A Working Bridge
KS 4 and 5: GCSE: Business, AS/A Level: Business, BTEC: Business (Marketing)
Meet heritage professionals at Tower Bridge and explore a range of jobs and careers available in the industry. Discover how Tower Bridge coexists as a working bridge and a world famous tourist attraction. Pupils will gain an understanding of historic and present jobs and meet a member of staff who will talk about their current role and career path and involve the pupils in a hands-on marketing activity.
Duration: 3hr 30 including a tailored facilitated tour of Tower Bridge