The Visitor and Learning Centre interprets the heritage of both the 20th century Tamar Bridge and Brunel’s iconic 19th century Royal Albert Bridge.
A grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) made the project possible, with the remainder being funded by the Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry Joint Committee. The interactive exhibition space and a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) learning and events programme brings the bridges to life.
Visitors also have the opportunity to find out more about how operators manage and monitor the road bridge, the Saltash Tunnel and the tolling system in order to keep traffic moving smoothly and provide safe, reliable and efficient crossings of the river.
The Centre will welcome schools who can participate in workshops and bridge building activities, and the public will be able to enjoy guided tours of the bridge. The programme is being developed with local partners including schools, universities and community organisations. A group of enthusiastic local volunteers have been recruited and trained and will be delivering tours and welcoming visitors.
For more information please visit the Centre’s website www.bridgingthetamar.org.uk