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The Thames Barrier Information Centre is a small, informative exhibition about the past, present and future of the Thames Barrier. It explains the flood risk to London and the history and environment of the River Thames. There is a working model of the Thames Barrier, a film on the construction, a virtual technical tour film and interactive displays. Last entrance is 30 minutes before closing.
The Thames Barrier is a marvel of modern engineering and science as one of the largest movable flood barriers in then world, spanning 520 metres across the river Thames near Woolwich. It protects 125 square kilometres of central London from flooding caused by tidal surges. It has 10 steel gates that can be raised into position across the river Thames. When raised, the main gates stand as high as a 5-storey building and as wide as the opening of Tower Bridge, with each main gate weighing 3,300 tonnes.
Each package has a personnel guide for your group who will show you around the Thames Barrier exhibition. Where you can learn how the Thames Barrier was designed, built and works. There is a working model of the Thames Barrier, video on the construction, virtual technical tour film plus other films and displays about flooding and the environment.
A group talk includes a presentation or activity and refreshments.
Your group will have exclusive use of a room and exhibition.
*See website for more details.
- Assistance dogs welcome
- British Sign Language
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- Facilities for hearing impaired
- Facilities for visually impaired
Booking & Payment Details
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- Baby changing facilities
- Children welcome
- Coach parking
- Drop Off Point
- Education/study area
- Facilities for Coach Driver
- Facilities for educational visits
- Facilities for groups
- Guided tours for groups
Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities
- Facilities for conferencing
- Facilities for corporate hospitality
- Grounds for outdoor activities
- Parking with charge
- Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
- Passenger lift
- Public toilets
- Smoking not allowed
- WiFi or internet access
- Accepts groups
- Coach parties accepted