The Victorian Thames - KS1

Autumn 2020

We have adapted our programme this term, so that we can continue to engage learners with all the fantastic learning opportunities Tower Bridge offers, safely and accessibly.

Whether through digital workshops, specially-designed online and printable resources or self-guided visits, we're here to support your learning. 

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The Victorian Thames - KS1

Why was Tower Bridge built, and what was life like on the London docks of 1894?

Pupils will travel back in time to the opening day of Tower Bridge: 30th June 1894. They will explore the sights, sounds and smells of London's dock through groupwork, enquiry and active games to discover the relationship between the Thames, Tower Bridge and the evolution of this area in Victorian London.

Key information

Capacity: Max 60 pupils

Timing: 10.30 - 13.45 or 10.45 - 14.00

Curriculum Links: History, Geography

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

1 adult free per 6 children

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“David was…engaging and able to link to our student’s prior knowledge. The trip was really easy for me as a teacher as the group captivated the whole time.”