Guided tours for schools (KS1)

Guided tour (KS1)

Younger pupils are invited to explore Tower Bridge's impressive high-level Walkways and magnificent Engine Rooms led by members of the Learning team. For Key Stage 2 and 3 guided tours, please click here.

Pupils will discover why Tower Bridge was built and learn how the Victorian engines used to open the Bridge.

Tower Bridge will also be used as a resource to embed other aspects of the Key Stage 1 curriculum as appropriate such as the use of tally charts to complete a traffic survey from the Glass Floor and considering different materials and their properties in the Engine Rooms.

Tours are supported with worksheets and hands on activities to help bring the Bridge to life.

Key information

Key stage: 1

Capacity: Max 30 pupils

Timing: 10.30 - 12.00 or 12.30 - 14.00.  Can be combined with a workshop for a full day session.

Curriculum Links: History, Geography, Science

Cost: £4.70 per child and £9.30 per adult (including admission)

1 adult free per 6 children

"Tour guides were accommodating and enthusiastic, so all children were highly engaged throughout"

Teacher
Year 1

"A thoroughly enjoyable visit and we hope to return again next year."

Teacher
Ravenscroft Primary School

How to book

Contact us with your preferred date, class size and age group.

We'll then get back to you as soon as possible to answer any questions and book your visit.

Pre and post tour resources

Looking for ways to embed your workshop into your classroom learning? 

Our Learning resources contains everything you need to turn your pupils into Tower Bridge experts!