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.
Prices and Opening Times
|Adult Ticket:||£3.75 (USD4.72) per ticket|
|Child Ticket:||Up to £2.25 (USD0.00) per ticket|
|Family ticket (2 adults and 3 children):||£10.00 (USD12.59) per ticket|
|Concession Ticket:||£1.75 to £3.25 (USD2.20) per ticket|
Children under 5 are admitted free.
Carers accompanying disabled visitors will be admitted free of charge.
Thursday - Sunday: 10:30 - 17:00. Last admission 16:30.
Open on all bank holidays, apart from 25 and 26 December.
Groups should contact us in advance to book.
Venue Details & Map
Thames Barrier Information Centre
1 Unity Way
- +44 (0)20 8305 4188
- Public transport:
- Turn left out of Charlton 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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