The £500 million Thames Barrier, inaugurated by HM The Queen in 1984, spans 520 metres across the Thames at Woolwich Reach. The 10 steel gates are raised monthly for testing. There is an exhibition with a 10 minute video and a working scale model. Also riverside walkways, children's play area and Thames Barrier Cafe.
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Thursday - Sunday 10:30 - 17:00. Last admission 16:30.
1 Unity Way, Woolwich, London, SE18 5NJ
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+44 (0)20 8305 4188
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Venue Details & Map
Thames Barrier Information Centre
1 Unity Way
- +44 (0)20 8305 4188
- Public transport:
- Turn left out of station onto Main Road. Turn right and walk on the left-hand side of the road for about 10 minutes. Turn left down Eastmoor Street.
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