SEN FACILITATED TOUR
TOWER BRIDGE: A CAPITAL IDEA!
Using costume, objects and materials the Learning team will facilitate a tailored, multi-sensory guided tour. Pupils will discover the history and mechanics of Tower Bridge and have fun exploring the impressive high-level Walkways and the Victorian Engine Rooms.
Duration: 1hr 30 but flexible to accommodate the group's needs
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
Key Stage 1 teachers
Tower Bridge is working in partnership with The Literacy Tree to offer a literacy sequence using Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty.
This learning sequence can be purchased from The Literacy Tree website and includes a suggested visit to Tower Bridge (admission charges apply).
Visits to Tower Bridge may be self-guided or facilitated (subject to availability). Supporting information and activities will be provided for self guided visits.
School Visits Fund
The City of London School Visits Fund may be able to support your school visit to Tower Bridge or The Monument. This fund provides grants of up to £300 towards the costs of admission, transport or teacher cover.
For more information please see the School Visits Fund website.
Please note that the above link will redirect to an external website
We also offer a fantastic pre-made goody bag for school groups. These goody bags include a whole host of little souvenirs and cost £3 per child. Naturally, this takes the stress out of visiting (and exiting through the gift shop!) and is a much cheaper option than if each item were bought individually.
Please note: these goody bags are only available to groups that take part in a session with the Learning team.
The City of London Corporation owns and manages Tower Bridge as well as The Monument.
Designed to align with the national curriculum, an engaging self-guided learning resource is available to aid learning both inside and out of the classroom.
Packed full of fun cross-curricular activities, this resource will help teachers and pupils explore The Monument and get the most out of their visit.
We also run a facilitated session "Meet Robert Hooke". Please visit The Monument learning page for more information.