What the Victorians Did For Us


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A special exhibition on great Victorians and their great Inventions, from Brunel to Florence Nightingale, anaesthetic to Morse Code.

The exhibition includes an observational prize quiz and test-your-skills Victorian fun and games.

Be it donkey rides or department stores, antiseptic or anaesthetic, railway trains, light bulbs or the rules of football: those ingenious Victorians gave us them all.

Characters featured from Florence Nightingale to Marie Lloyd, Dr Livingstone to Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Great inventions cover an awesome catalogue from photographs to fingerprints, moving pictures to Morse Code.

During the month of August, less reverent anecdotes are supplied by a visiting "Victorian Professor", who offers his eccentric insight to those who accompany him on his tours. Visitors intrigued to share such snippets as who met their downfall at Queen Victoria's coronation, or what Her Majesty really thought of Tower Bridge, can see the Professor in action at 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm, every day except Wednesdays throughout August.


Tower Bridge Exhibition
Tower Bridge, London, SE1 2UP
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April-September 10am-5.30pm; October-March 9.30am-5pm

9 (conc 5.60; child 3.90; under 5s free)


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