Raise Tower Bridge (on-site)

This is the information page for our on-site Raise Tower Bridge workshop. For our online Raise Tower Bridge workshop please click here

Visit Tower Bridge with your class and discover how this iconic structure opens to passing boats, and how technology has changed in its lifetime.

Pupils will work together in small teams to build a model of Tower Bridge to understand the Bridge's engineering and how modern-day coding can be used to make it open. The workshop culminates in pupils writing and inputting the code required to raise the roads of an animated Tower Bridge using Scratch.

Useful Information

Key Stage: 2 and 3

Capacity: Max 30 pupils, minimum 10 pupils.

Timing: 10.30 - 14.00

Curriculum Links: Science, Computing, History, D&T, STEM

Cost:  £120 per class and £10.72 per additional adult outside the required ratio

1 adult free per 10 children


"We all loved the session. It was great to see the whole class so engaged and asking so many questions. The activity worked really well too! It presented them with a nice amount of challenge."

Teacher, Year 6

"You made it interesting, even though it must be hard talking to a screen. My children were engaged and learned things."

Helen, Home Ed Group
Session survey


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! Or download our workshop specific pre and post visit activity ideas. 

Learning resources Pre and post visit activities