21st June 2018 • News
A new permanent exhibition inside Tower Bridge
Climb the iconic towers of Tower Bridge this summer and discover the architects, makers, thinkers and technicians who built and laid the foundations of London’s most defining landmark.
From Wednesday 27th June, step inside Tower Bridge and explore a new permanent exhibition featuring newly-discovered photographs and stories from the construction of the Bridge, including the story of Jack ‘Ginger’ Bateman, one of the divers who risked everything to dig the vast foundations that anchor the 70,000-ton Bridge to the bottom of the Thames.
Housed in the North and South Towers, which are linked by the high-level Walkways above the River Thames, the exhibition will take you on a journey through the lifetime of the Bridge, from its conception and construction through to present day. This includes the opportunity to explore unique objects from across the Bridge’s including a real-life Victorian diver’s helmet. You’ll also meet the people who work at the Bridge today in our brand new ‘24 hours at the Tower Bridge’ short film.
This exhibition joins up the displays in the Victorian Engine Rooms, where you’ll discover the human histories of the people who have maintained the Bridge since 1894, and where you can glimpse the original engines that once powered the famous Bridge lifts.
Visit now and celebrate London’s living heritage.
Do you have historical connection to Tower Bridge?
If you have any historical connection to Tower Bridge, we’d love to hear from you. We’re on the look-out for people to share their personal or family stories for inclusion in an on-going archive of Tower Bridge. Get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org