About

About

Welcome to Bridging the Tamar

Come and explore!

Visit us to find out all about the Tamar Estuary’s iconic bridges, the 20th century Tamar Bridge and Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s 19th century Royal Albert Bridge.

Open daily 10am - 4pm
Free entry
OUR STORY

Established to celebrate the engineering legacy of the Tamar Estuary’s historic bridges, the Bridging the Tamar visitor and learning centre opened in 2019.

The Visitor and Learning Centre interprets the heritage of both the 20th century Tamar Bridge and Brunel’s iconic 19th century Royal Albert Bridge.

A grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) made the project possible, with the remainder being funded by the Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry Joint Committee.

The interactive exhibition space and a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) learning and events programme brings the bridges to life.

Visitors also have the opportunity to find out more about how operators manage and monitor the road bridge, the Saltash Tunnel and the tolling system in order to keep traffic moving smoothly and provide safe, reliable and efficient crossings of the river.

We are supported by a team of volunteers. If you’re interested please visit the volunteering page.

For more information about the Tamar Crossings or a query about your tag please visit our website.

Discover the History

Find out what life was like before the bridges.

Before the Royal Albert Bridge was built the River Tamar effectively split the West Country in two.

Find out more