Schools

Teachers and pupils are invited to learn inside London's defining landmark and explore the history, stories and engineering of this iconic structure and its environment through fascinating, hands-on workshops and tours.

Whether you're looking for a visit to bring STEM subjects to life, inspiration for your literacy topic or an opportunity for young historians to test their enquiry skills, Tower Bridge's Learning programme will suit your every need.    

Workshops take place in our newly-opened Learning Space, and all include a facilitated tour. 

Delivered by our experienced Learning team, facilitated sessions are included in the normal school visit rate, and must be booked and paid for a minimum of four-weeks in advance.  

Explore our full range of sessions below.  We look forward to welcoming you and your class to Tower Bridge!

Visits Fund

The Culture Mile School Visits Fund may be able to support your school visit to Tower Bridge.

This fund provides grants of up to £300 towards the costs of admission, transport or teacher cover. 

 

Key Stage 1

Jumping Buses - KS1

Discover the true story of the bus that jumped Tower Bridge!

The Victorian Thames - KS1

Pupils will travel back in time to the opening day of Tower Bridge: 30th June 1894.

Rosie Revere, Engineer - KS1

Tower Bridge has joined forces with the team at The Literacy Tree to create this 3-week literacy sequence for Year 2s, around Andrea Beatty’s Rosie Revere, Engineer.

Guided Tour - KS1

Explore Tower Bridge's impressive high-level Walkways and magnificent Engine Rooms  led by members of the Learning team.

Key Stage 2

The Victorian Thames - KS2

Looking closely at the unique circumstances necessitating Tower Bridge’s construction, KS2 students will gain an understanding of the Victorian docks of 1894.

Raise Tower Bridge - KS2

KS2 pupils will discover how this Tower Bridge opens to passing boats, and how technology has changed in its lifetime.

Design the Skyline - KS2

Challenge your KS2 pupils class to design London’s future skyline.

Guided Tour - KS2

KS2 pupils can explore Tower Bridge's impressive high-level Walkways and magnificent Engine Rooms led by members of the Learning team.

Key Stage 3

Raise Tower Bridge - KS3

KS3 pupils will learn how this iconic structure opens to passing boats, and how technology has changed in its lifetime.

Design the Skyline - KS3

Challenge your KS3 class to design London’s future skyline.

Self-guided visits

If you would prefer a self-guided visit, these may be booked by emailing our Bookings team at bookings@towerbridge.org.uk 

We have a range of resources which can support your self-guided visit, both prior to, during and after your trip.  

Our self-guided visit packs for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 provide useful information, teacher notes and activities.