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The Thames Barrier
1 Unity Way
SE18 5NJ

+44 (0)20 8305 4188

Like many major cities around the world London was established along a major river, with the world's oceans on the rise safe guards against flooding are a necessity, the Thames Barrier is one such precaution. It is the world's largest moveable flood barrier and cost £480 million to construct, all ten gates are tested each month for two hours with a full day closure in the autumn. This exhibition which includes a working model of the Barrier explains the natural forces that caused the Barrier to be built.

Entrance Fee:
Adult: £3.50
Child: £2.00
Concession: Over 60 £3.00

Nearest Tube: North Greenwich

Thames Barrier Image



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