School Visits

Welcome to the Bridging the Tamar Visitor and Learning Centre

Now taking bookings for Summer 2021

We can tailor the workshop for your key stage and area of interest. We have risk-assessed our workshops and can now take bookings for schools to come and do workshops on site. Alternatively we may be able to visit your school, and can also offer online sessions.

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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 Early Years to Key Stage 4. 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).

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 07508 957876 or

Workshop topics

Workshops include:

  • Minibeasts and their homes
  • Bridges – an interactive workshop
  • Meeting Brunel (£3.50 per pupil)
  • Air pollution
  • Transport
  • Environment
  • Forces
  • Levers and pulleys
NEW - The Box and Bridging the Tamar in partnership

We also offer a day long workshop in partnership with The Box in Plymouth. You come here in the morning for a bridge building workshop and then head off to The Box for your lunch followed by a look around their brand new galleries.

Self-led visits

We welcome self-led school, college and university visits. We also welcome home-schooling networks. 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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