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Thames Barrier Information Centre


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, as well as riverside walkways, a children's play area and the Thames Barrier Cafe.

Prices and Opening Times

Adult Ticket: £4.00 (USD5.18) per ticket
Child Ticket: £2.50 (USD3.24) per ticket
Family ticket (2 adults and 3 children): £11.00 (USD14.23) per ticket
Concession Ticket: £1.75 to £3.50 (USD2.26 - USD4.53) per ticket

Children under 5 are admitted free.

Carers accompanying disabled visitors will be admitted free of charge. Groups should contact the venue in advance.

Opening Times:

November to 5 March 2017: Thursday - Sunday, 11-15.30. Closed 24 December 2016 to 4 January 2017. Open every day during half term 13-19 February 2017.

6 March to 4 June 2017: Thursday to Sunday, 10.30-17.00. Open every day during half terms 3-16 April 2017 and 29 May-4 June 2017.

5 June to 23 July 2017: Thursday to Sunday, 10.30-17.00 (weekends close at 18.00)

24 July to 31 August 2017: open every day, 10.30-17.00 (weekends close at 18.00).

Venue Details & Map

Thames Barrier Information Centre

1 Unity Way
SE18 5NJ
+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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For comprehensive independently assessed accessible information for Thames Barrier Information Centre, please see the DisabledGo website

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