Bridging the World on Tour

Wednesday 23rd September 2009

Following its Frome success, Bridging the World goes nationwide at London’s inspirational Building Centre.

“A very interesting exhibition and wonderful photographs illustrating great achievement by a fine engineer. It is sad that his name seems to have been lost to history.”

Bridging the World visitor, July 2009

Thanks to Bridging the World, Benjamin Baker is no longer a forgotten hero of Victorian engineering in Frome, where over 3,300 people visited the exhibitions and events throughout the summer, and a further 2,500 children enjoyed learning about Benjamin Baker through ‘Brilliant Bridge’ building workshops in schools. We are extremely grateful to the Heritage Lottery Fund, Engineering Institutions and corporate sponsorship for enabling this important project to happen.

The word is now spreading nationwide as the exhibition has now travelled to London’s inspirational Building Centre. To find out about events running alongside during September / October visit the Building Centre web-site

The exhibition is now available to hire. For further details contact Rook Lane Arts on


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Christ College, Brecon: Bridging the World Exhibition

3 April – 29 May 2010

Christ College,
Brecon Powys

Visit Christ College Brecon website

The Building Centre: Bridging the World Exhibition

Mon 7 Sept – Sat 10 Oct 2009

The Building Centre
Store Street

Visit The Building Centre website

Rook Lane Chapel: Bridging the World Exhibition & Events

Sat 13 June - Sat 24 July 2009

Rook Lane Chapel
Bath Street
Frome, Somerset
BA11 1DN

Visit Rook Lane Arts website

Interested in hiring the exhibition for your venue? Click here to download the Touring Sheet (PDF)

This project was made possible thanks to the generous donations of