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Exhibition: Tower Bridge at the Heritage Gallery

Location

Guildhall Art Gallery and Roman Amphitheater,

Guildhall Yard, London,
EC2V 5AE

Dates

This exhibition runs from Sat, 22nd Jun 2024 to Thu, 19th Sep 2024.

This exhibition has not opened yet. Will open on Sat, 22nd Jun 2024

Cost: Free of Charge

Description

To celebrate Tower Bridge's birthday, join London Metropolitan Archives at the City of London’s Heritage Gallery to journey through 130 years of history.

Since its Royal opening on 30th June 1894, Tower Bridge (external link) has been an enduring symbol of London all around the world. In this mini exhibition, dive into the story of Tower Bridge. From its humble beginnings in the imagination of City Architect Sir Horace Jones, all the way to becoming one of London’s most visited heritage attractions.

Explore behind-the-scenes stories unearthed amongst previously unseen Tower Bridge archives, currently being catalogued and conserved at the London Metropolitan Archives. Discover:

How and why the Tower Bridge was built
The splendour of the Royal opening on the 30 June 1894
The engineering marvel that lifted the mighty bascules
The people who keep Tower Bridge running
How the bridge became one of London’s top tourist attractions
Tower Bridge’s role in defending London from enemy attack during World War One

The City Heritage Gallery is located within Guildhall Art Gallery.


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.

Disclaimer

The information and prices in this listing are presumed to be correct at the time of publishing, but please always check with the venue before making a special trip.

All images are supplied by the exhibition organiser.

This exhibition has not opened yet. Will open on Sat, 22nd Jun 2024

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

June 2024

July 2024

August 2024

September 2024

Location

Guildhall Art Gallery and Roman Amphitheater,

Guildhall Yard, London,
EC2V 5AE

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