The Thames Barrier is one of the biggest movable flood barriers in the globe. The Environment Agency operates and maintains the Thames Barrier as well as London’s other flood defenses.
The Thames Barrier is constructed on Thames river in central London. Work started at the barrier site in 1974 and development, which had been performed by a Costain/Hollandsche Beton Maatschappij/Tarmac Construction consortium, was mainly finish by 1982.
The Thames Barrier Information Centre is a small exhibit centre where you can learn how the Thames Barrier designed and developed, and how it operates. 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.
Once a year, they also test the barrier at a high spring tide (normally September or October). They may begin closing and reopening the gates up to an hour. Very occasionally, the Environment Agency may need to change or cancel a closure at short notice.
Getting at Thames Barrier Information Centre :
Nearest Train Station : Woolwich Dockyard 0.6 miles, Charlton 0.7 miles, Westcombe Park 1.2 miles, Woolwich Arsenal 1.3 miles, Maze Hill 1.8 miles, Plumstead 1.9 miles
Nearest Bus Routes: 161, 472, 180, 177 (Bus stop Holborn College).
Thames Barrier Information Centre Opening Times :
Thursday – Sunday: 10:30 – 17:00. Last admission 16:30.
Open on all bank holidays, apart from 25 and 26 December.
Thames Barrier Information Centre Tickets :
Adult Ticket: £3.75
Child Ticket: £2.25
Family ticket (2 adults and 3 children): £10.00
Concession Ticket: £1.75 to £3.25
This content supplied by Thames Barrier Information Center.
Visiting the Thames Barrier Information Centre :
Address : 1 Unity Way, Woolwich, London, SE18 5NJ
Phone No : 0208 305 4188
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