School Visits

Welcome to the Bridging the Tamar Visitor and Learning Centre

Come and explore!

Schools can learn about these iconic bridges and develop their team-work skills.

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Temporarily closed until further notice
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Our Workshops

Thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund our workshops are currently free! We offer a variety of curriculum linked workshops from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 4. Workshops must be booked in advance. We can adapt these workshops to suit different learning requirements and time constraints, so please feel free to get in touch with us and we can discuss these further.

We have a dedicated workshop space in the Centre for schools to do hands on learning such as bridge building and curriculum linked workshops exploring STEAM subjects (science, technology, engineering, art, maths).

Coming soon for October 2019 – we are developing a new Brunel workshop which will link with history and design curriculums.

This space can also be booked by educational or specialist interest groups who wish to use it. The workshop space can take 15 people. When we have a class of 30 school children we split these into two groups; one group goes on a guided tour and the other does activities in the workshop space and then swap.

Our workshops include a hands on demonstration of the history of bridge building, and we also do experiments linked to bridge building, health and safety and STEAM subjects.

Contact us to discuss a schools workshop. To find out more or to make a booking, contact Mark Tebbs on 01752 361577 or

Works on the bridge – as of 25th September the cantilever will be closed to pedestrians and replaced with a shuttle service. Our school workshops will continue as normal, as we have an outdoor classroom from which to talk about the bridge structures and a dedicated indoor workshop space. If your school would like to get the train to Saltash and had intended to walk across the bridge please call us to discuss how we may be able to accommodate this with an additional bus.

Our Tours and Activities

Experience the bridges being brought to life with our Bridging the Tamar interactive exhibition space and a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) learning and events programme.

Provided by our volunteer bridge ambassadors, our tours and activities cover the rich history, construction and maintenance of the two iconic Tamar bridges, the 20th century Tamar Bridge and Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s iconic 19th century Royal Albert Bridge.

Self-led visits

We welcome self-led school, college and university visits. Please get in touch by contacting Mark Tebbs on 01752 361577 or

Finding us

Pemros Road, St Budeaux, Plymouth, PL5 1LP

Information For coaches

Coaches can drop off at the Pemros Road roundabout. There is no access from the A38/Tamar Bridge Offices exit (bus lane only) so coaches travel first to St Budeaux (next stop on A38) to access Pemros Road.

If you have a minibus you may be able to park in the car park by prior booking.


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