Thames Barrier Museums

Thames Barrier
1 Unity Way
Greater London
SE18 5NJ


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The last time that central London flooded was in 1928 when 14 people drowned. In 1953 there was disastrous flooding on the East Coast and the Thames Estuary with a toll of over 300 lives. If this flood had reached central London's highly populated low lying areas the result could have been horrifying beyond measure.

For this reason the control of flooding is one of the Environment Agency's most important responsibilities. The Thames Barrier has an information centre, which is open to members of the public. This has a working model of the Barrier and a video describing its construction, operation and why it's needed.

Fantastic new developments are in progress for a classroom/picnic/playground area and foreshore access.


£1.50 adults, £1.00 senior citizens, 75p children.

Open seven days a week

Seasonal Opening Times:

April - September 10:30am to 4:00pm

October - March 11:00am to 3:30pm

Attraction Details

VenueThames Barrier
Address1 Unity Way, London, Greater London, SE18 5NJ
Opening times10.30am - 4.30pm
Entry costs
Attraction typeMuseums


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