Your Visit

Welcome to the Bridging the Tamar Visitor and Learning Centre

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.

Temporarily closed until further notice
Free entry
What you'll find

Our free interactive exhibition brings the bridges to life.

You can find out about Brunel’s engineering genius, and compare it with the creation of the modern Tamar Bridge. As well as bridge building activities we offer guided tours of the bridges. We also have a lovely picnic area overlooking the river.
We are open 10am-4pm daily throughout the year except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. We may not be able to accommodate large groups unless a timeslot has been booked in advance. Please check our group visits page more for information. We offer schools workshops, and welcome families to come and enjoy our interactive displays.

Engineering works are taking place but the Visitor and Learning Centre is fully open and we are still offering group visits and school visits, though pedestrian access to the bridge is restricted. Read more about the works here

Your visit

We recommend spending a couple of hours here to look around the exhibition and join a guided tour. If you have longer the Bridge is ideally situated to explore the town of Saltash which has many independent shops and cafes. Although there is currently no dedicated shop or café at the Learning Centre we are working on a guidebook and postcards for visitors to purchase in the future.

The Brunel Network

Find out more about Brunel’s other sites around the UK.

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Finding us

Pemros Road, St Budeaux, Plymouth, PL5 1LP

Accessibility Information
  • The site is accessible by many bus routes, including the City Bus route 12/12A which stops at Pemros Road and goes to Saltash and Plymouth.
  • The train station in Saltash is a 15-minute walk across the Tamar Bridge to the Bridge Offices.
  • Parking for cars is available on site, including 3 dedicated accessible spaces.
  • The Centre is accessed by three flights of stairs with 8 steps, 6 steps and 6 steps from the bottom or there is an accessible lift which brings you up to the lobby.
  • There is an accessible toilet in the Learning Centre.
  • A baby changing facility is planned for the Learning Centre. There is currently no adult changing facility.