Elizabeth Tower: from construction to conservation
Shrouded in scaffolding since 2017, the Elizabeth Tower is under repair from the gilt cross and orb at its tip, to the bottom of its 334-step staircase. These new twice monthly talks explore the story of the clock tower from its beginnings, to the most complex conservation project in its history.
Discover how and why the Elizabeth Tower, the Great Clock and the Great Bell, Big Ben, were built and learn about the enormous task of restoring the tower to its former glory, as it is modernised to make it fit for the 21st century. This vital conservation work will ensure that this iconic building, situated on a UNESCO World Heritage site, is safeguarded for future generations to visit and enjoy.
At the end of the talk, 15 minutes are available for you to ask questions.
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