A visit to Tower Bridge offers an unforgettable experience for all learners, with unrivaled opportunities to bring curriculum-focused learning to life. Whether it's travelling back in time in the Victorian Engine Rooms, overcoming your fears on the Glass Floor, or learning how to raise the Bridge in a workshop, it's a visit that will be remembered forever.
Teachers and pupils are invited to learn inside London's Defining Landmark and explore the history and engineering of this iconic structure and its environment through fascinating, hands-on workshops and tours.
Tower Bridge's learning programme aligns with the national curriculum for Key Stages 1-4. We offer eight facilitated learning sessions (including two designed for students with SEN) which take place in both Tower Bridge's historic spaces and our dedicated learning facility, the Tower Bridge Learning Space. These sessions are included in the normal school visit rate and delivered by our experienced Learning and Community Engagement Team.
The Tower Bridge Learning programme places access and inclusion at its heart. Our SEND tour and workshop take students on a multi-sensory exploration of the Bridge and its history, through the use of objects, costume and stories. Our facilitators use Makaton to enhance accessibility and engagement.
As well as our dedicated SEND offer, all of our workshops may be suitable for students with special or additional needs. Email our Learning team to discuss your pupils' requirements.
A visit to Tower Bridge lasts far beyond the trip itself, and our range of resources are designed to help learners dig deeper into the stories, history and science of the Bridge.
Embed your visit to into classroom learning with our fun and easy-to-implement activities in our pre- and post-visit resources pack.
If you would prefer a self-guided visit, our packs for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 provide useful information for teachers, engaging activities, a recommended route, historical background and explanations of scientific processes.
Culture Mile School Visits Fund
The Culture Mile 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.
Tower Bridge runs designated Home Educator days once a term, across a range of subjects. You can book onto these workshops individually or as part of a group.
If you would prefer a self-guided visit, then you may like to download our specially-designed resource packs, for Key Stages 1 and 2.
The City of London Corporation owns and manages The Monument as well as Tower Bridge..
An engaging self-guided learning resource for Key Stage 1 is available to support your visit, providing information for teachers and activities for use onsite, exploring The Monument's symbolism and the unique views it offers.
You may like to book onto one of our Dual Visit Days, run in partnership with Guildhall Art Gallery, in which pupils discover the history of the Fire through art, take a historical walk through the City, then meet Dr. Robert Hooke, architect of The Monument.