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Bridge Climb and The Sydney Harbour Bridge Visitor Centre

Entrance to BridgeClimb and the Sydney Harbour Bridge Visitor Centre

Why go there

Bridge Climb is Sydney’s iconic experience. Choose from three guided Climbs that take you to the summit of this world famous Bridge, 134 metres above Sydney Harbour.

While you are there, discover the Sydney Harbour Bridge Visitor Centre, the first Visitor Centre that is dedicated to Sydney’s iconic Bridge. The Visitor Centre was opened in October 2009 and houses both a Bridge Exhibition and high definition Cinema.

The Exhibition will take visitors of all ages on an awe inspiring and fascinating journey of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Information about the Bridge’s construction will amaze; from the worker’s conditions upon commencement in the 1920’s to the official and controversial opening ceremony in 1932, to Sydney’s Olympic Games in 2000. Kids will have a ball with fun and interactive exhibits, including re-building the Bridge via touch screen games. The Visitor Centre’s Cinema continuously showcases two high definition movies revealing contrasting aspects of the Bridge’s history.

Don't miss

  • The displays showcasing the Bridge’s construction and collection of historic items
  • Two spectacular films in the Cinema, Building The Bridge and Celebrations
  • Climbing the Bridge!

Access for all

Access Summary

Mobility accessHearing augmentation Blindness and low vision accessSign language interpretation

Sydney Harbour Bridge Visitor Centre

Mobility access Blindness and low vision access

Bridge Climb

Hearing augmentation Sign language interpretation

Getting around

The doors at the main entrance to BridgeClimb (where you can access the Visitor Centre) are automatic from a gentle slope on Cumberland St. The doors open to a spacious foyer comprising of a Climber Relations counter, a café and gift shop and the Visitor Centre which includes the Exhibition and Cinema; all of which are on the one level. BridgeClimbers undergo their briefing session and commence the climb from the next level via a staircase.

An accessible toilet is provided in BridgeClimb, adjacent to the cafe and gift shop.

BridgeClimb's Climb Base

BridgeClimb's Climb Base
Image: Patty Mazza

Tours and programs

Sydney Harbour Bridge Visitor Centre

Mobility accessBlindness and low vision access

There is level access into the Sydney Harbour Bridge Visitor Centre. The Exhibition contains well lit displays and text comprises a large font against a contrasting background. The Cinema plays two continuous films of about eight minutes each. There is plenty of seating and circulation space.

Displays within the Visitor Centre

Displays within the Visitor Centre
Photo: Patty Mazza

Seating in the Cinema

Seating in the Cinema
Photo: Patty Mazza

Bridge Climb

Hearing augmentationSign language interpretation

Hearing Loops are installed on the Bridge and Auslan guided tours are conducted approximately twice a month or upon demand. Continuous hand rails are provided for guidance. Many people with vision impairment have climbed the Bridge, so please call BridgeClimb to discuss your needs.

Eating and shopping

The BridgeClimb café and gift shop form a part of the BridgeClimb Climb Base and there is level access throughout.

How to get there

Best pedestrian access is from George St into Lower Fort St, then Cumberland St. From Circular Quay this would take approximately 20 minutes. An alternative route is up Argyle St to Lower Fort St, down the hill to Cumberland St, a trip of about 25 minutes.

Public Transport

An accessible bus, Route 431 travels down George St to a stop on the corner of Lower Fort St, it is then a short stroll to BridgeClimb in Cumberland St of about five minutes.

Parking

Two on-street dedicated access car spaces are located in Lower Fort Street, under the Bridge. Public parking is limited in The Rocks but several commercial car parks offer some accessible spaces.

Map

Entrance to BridgeClimb and the Sydney Harbour Bridge Visitor Centre

Entry to BridgeClimb and the Sydney Harbour Bridge Visitor Centre
Photo: Patty Mazza

Access Summary

Bridge Climb

Hearing augmentation Sign language interpretation

Sydney Harbour Bridge Visitor Centre

Mobility access Blindness and low vision access

Contact Details

Address:
3 Cumberland St
Sydney NSW 2000

Phone:
+ 61 2 8274 7777

Email:
admin@bridgeclimb.com

Websites:

www.bridgeclimb.com
(www.bridgeclimb.com)

Opening hours

The Sydney Harbour Bridge Visitor Centre is generally open the same time Climbs are being conducted on the Bridge. Broadly, Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm, Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays, 9am to 5pm.

Price

Entry to the Sydney Harbour Bridge Visitor Centre is free of charge. Fees are charged to climb the Bridge with BridgeClimb.

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