Family Activities

Our family activities are free with entry and are available throughout the day. Drop in and join in on the fun!

They are open to children of all ages, but are particularly appropriate for those aged six to ten.

Booking information

Next session: Happy Birthday Tower Bridge

Date: Saturday 13 and Tuesday 30 July 2024

Time: 10:00 – 16:00

Location: Tower Bridge Learning Space

Price: Included with your ticket

Photography was in its infancy during Victorian times. You can see some photos of the public opening day at Tower Bridge in 1894 in our exhibition, Launching a Landmark: The Unseen Opening Weeks, but these photos are rare and there’s no film footage of the event. Can you help to recreate the scene and record it for posterity? Use our ipads and stop frame animation app to create a short film using Victorian characters.

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Coronation weekend at Tower Bridge

Family Activities Pass

All participating families will receive a Family Activities Pass, entitling you to free entry on any Family Activities Day in the next six months.

Upcoming sessions

Launching A Landmark: Flat Caps and Bowler Hats

Tue 6, Sat 10 and Tue 13 August 2024

In Victorian times when Tower Bridge was built, you were never properly dressed without a hat. You can see photos of many people with their hats in our exhibition, Launching a Landmark: The Unseen Opening Weeks. Discover the significance behind the different types of hats workers at Tower Bridge wore then try some on for yourself by selecting some headgear from our handling collection. Next, make your own hat ‘props’ to take away with you and ‘wear’ on your journey around the Bridge – perfect for photos to remember your day out.

Launching A Landmark: Snapshots in Time

Tue 20 and Tue 27 August 2024

Our Launching a Landmark: The Unseen Opening Weeks exhibition shows rare moments from history. Families are invited to make their own snapshots in time during their visits to Tower Bridge. Decorate a Victorian portrait frame at our family drop-in sessions, cut it out then take it with you on your journey round the Bridge and Engine Rooms. Take photos of family members inside the frame against the Bridge’s stunning backdrops – a great way to capture your own special moments in time.

What our visitors say

"Friendly employees. Very helpful staff. My daughter really enjoyed the drawing activity."

"Really enjoyed the stop-motion activity. It slowed my kids down who whizz about usually."

"We had a great time! Your staff were fabulous and so patient."