24th May 2016 • Tower Bridge Blog
Family Fun: Victorian Tower Bridge
Our popular family learning activities up in the high-level Walkways continued in April where families discovered life working and living on Tower Bridge during the Victorian times.
Families handled horseshoes, tools, uniforms and signalling equipment at the handling table and heard real life stories inspired by the items from the Bridge’s knowledgeable Welcome Hosts. Then came the craft activities, where families designed and assembled their own Bridge Master’s hat using crayons, crepe paper and glue, while listening to the story of Tower Bridge’s original Bridgemaster, Mr Cator, as he took command of the most famous bridge in world for the first time.
Wearing their new Bridge Master’s hats, families rounded off their visit by raising a model of Tower Bridge, signalling the opening and closing of it using a gong, just like the Watchman of years gone by.
Thank you to all the families who took part, we hope you enjoyed your visit! For those who missed out, please see our family learning page for details on future family learning events.
David. Education Assistant