Tower Bridge Exhibition launches a new ticket for families this spring

  •        Tower Bridge Exhibition launches a new family offer this spring with an acclaimed Family Learning Programme and a brand new Family Activity Pass
  •        Regular family-focused events run on the third Saturday of each month 

  •        For more information on the Family Learning Programme visit:  
  •        Press contact: or 0207 221 7883

Tower Bridge Exhibition is rolling out a new season of the Family Learning Programme, taking visitors on a journey of discovery inside the Capital’s most iconic bridge. Comprised of a monthly series of themed one-day events, the Family Learning Programme invites families to step inside the Bridge and explore its fascinating history and engineering feats through exciting soundscapes, storytelling and hands-on arts and crafts. The season coincides with the launch of a brand-new Family Activity Pass that gives those taking part in family activities complimentary entry into Tower Bridge on any other Family Activity Day within the next six months. 

The schedule of fun family activities includes a celebration of British Science Week. Visitors can learn how to make music from the outlines of the London skyline using free computer software with sound artist and composer, Duncan Chapman before they head down to the Victorian Engine Rooms to find out how the steam engines once powered the mighty Bridge Lifts. 

Family Activity Day: British Science Week

  •        Saturday 17th March 10:00 – 16:00
  •        Suitable for all ages, but most appropriate for ages 6-10 years
  •        Inclusive with ticket entry

Family Activity Days

  •        Saturday 21st April, Saturday 19th May, Saturday 16th June and Saturday 21st July 10:00 -16:00
  •        Themes to be confirmed
  •        Suitable for all ages, but most appropriate for ages 6-10 years
  •        Inclusive with ticket entry

Autism Friendly Early Opening

  •        Saturday mornings 21st April, 19th May, 16th June, 21st July, 18th August and 15th September
  •        Places are limited, so booking is essential
  •        To ensure a clam, relaxed environment in the ticket office, there will be operating timed entry slots. These are: 9.00, 9.15 and 9.30
  •        The Exhibition will open to the general public at 10.00am
  •        Tickets are currently on sale via Eventbrite page

Tower Bridge will be opening its doors early for children with autism and other needs, as well as their siblings, families and carers. Families will be able to explore in a calm, relaxed atmosphere and also take part in a family craft activity if they wish.

Other family activities available at Tower Bridge over the spring include:

Ask the Techie

  •        Drop-in sessions will run during the Easter holidays on Friday 30th March, Monday 2nd April, Thursday 5th April and Tuesday 10th April
  •        Suitable for all ages
  •        Inclusive with ticket entry

Expert engineers will be on hand in the atmospheric Engine Rooms to answer any questions you may have about how the Bridge works and what goes on behind the scenes.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Techies are the ones who keep the Bridge in working order and must also be available to raise the Bridge for river vessels at any time. As a result, ‘Ask the Techie’ times are subject to change.

Family Tours

  •        Tuesday 3rd and Tuesday 10th April
  •        Tours start at 10.30 and run for 1 hour and 30 minutes
  •        £4 per person, tours must be booked in advance
  •        Suitable for ages 6-14 years

Get the most out of a family visit to the Bridge and join an interactive Family Tour led by a member of the Learning Team to discover more about the fascinating history of Tower Bridge and how it works.

Temporary exhibitions

Bridge House Estates Exhibition

  •        Daily until autumn, 10.00 - 17.30 

  •        Suitable for all ages 

  •        Inclusive with ticket entry 

Step inside Tower Bridge and discover the history of Bridge House Estates, the organisation that oversaw the entire construction of Tower Bridge over a century ago and continues to maintain it to this day. Discover where the distinctive Bridge House Estates insignia, the Bridge Mark, can be found across the globe with interactive displays, and search for your own signs across the city with a take-away map.

Josephine Noti, Marketing and Education Manager at Tower Bridge Exhibition, commented: The Family Learning Programme provides an opportunity for visitors of all ages to experience Tower Bridge in an engaging, relaxed and fun environment. The themed events take families on a journey of discovery, from the stories of the people behind the landmark to the original steam engines that once powered the Bridge. This year we’re delighted to be launching the new Family Activity Pass, inviting families to take part in our Activity Days again for free over the next six months..”

Visitors to the attraction can also explore Tower Bridge Exhibition with an innovative app and activity-packed booklet for 5-10 year olds. This incredible app technology creates a unique visitor experience, offering interactive games and first of a kind features in the heritage tourism sector. To download the app, visit: App stores