Heritage and Learning Hub
The Heritage and Learning Hub is a new, interactive exhibition charting the history of Battersea Power Station. The exhibition allows visitors to get up close to a carefully curated selection of historical items from within the Power Station and listen to stories detailing the evolution of the Grade II* listed building. Through a variety of interactive tools, guests will be able to gain a deeper understanding of both how the Power Station functioned as well as what the future holds for the building and surrounding area.
The launch of this new space also marks the start of a new initiative by Battersea Power Station to track down stories, memories and experiences from those men and women who originally worked in the building. It is hoped that the process will lift the lid on what life was like for those working here when the building provided power to some of the city’s most notable addresses, including Buckingham Palace and Downing Street.
Former workers of the Power Station ('Alumni’) are encouraged to get in touch with the team and share their memories by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
The exhibition contains a historic architectural model from the 1930s alongside a model showing the future of the project. Items from within the art-deco designed Directors’ entrance are on display as well as a mock-up of the iconic Control Room A’s elaborate dials. Historic images of the building, donated by BPS alumni, explain how the Power Station worked as it generated power from 1935-1983 and time-lapse films show the rate of transformation in the area.
The Hub is a short walk down the stairs from Chelsea Bridge Wharf and Battersea Park, located just as you enter Circus West Village beneath the POWER sign. It is open to the public daily from 9am to 7pm.