Tower Bridge

A new display celebrating the unsung heroes of London’s Tower Bridge has been unveiled.

Two Towers is a permanent exhibition that aims to focus on the human stories behind the iconic bridge, which was completed in 1894.

The exhibition, housed in the north and south towers that link the high-level walkways above the River Thames, follows the results of new research commissioned last year, which aims to compile a fascinating record of lost knowledge. 

Visitors will get a unique glimpse into the lives of the engineers, architects and workmen that designed and built the structure, including head diver Samuel Friend Penny, who led the team that dug out the foundations.

There will be new displays alongside original objects from the bridge.

Workers on Tower Bridge.

Pictured: Workers of Tower Bridge.

Acting as a springboard, the south tower is the link to the engine rooms and gift shop via the recently installed commemorative bronze plaques in the southeast pavement, encouraging footfall between the different elements of the bridge.

Dirk Bennett, exhibition development manager at Tower Bridge, said: “We are delighted to unveil the newest phase of our three-year redevelopment, celebrating over 120 years of history at London’s best-loved landmark. 

“Our historic research will continue to inform future exhibition content and enable our visitors to explore Tower Bridge in a new light. The project will not only celebrate the lives of the workers behind the bridge but also allow visitors to celebrate their own personal connection to the capital.”

Josephine Noti, marketing and education manager at Tower Bridge, said: “We’re excited to unveil a brand new visual identity for Tower Bridge, joining up recent developments in the visitor experience and redefining its role for our diverse audiences. 

“This fresh new direction celebrates the fascinating story behind London’s defining landmark.”  

Special group tours can be arranged including a Behind-The-Scenes tour and a Private Evening Tour.

Group rates are available for those with ten or more people.

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02074 079191