Westminster Abbey is embarking on an exciting new project to build a new museum and gallery: The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries, in the Abbey's medieval triforium.
The gallery runs 70 ft above the Abbey floor, and has been hidden to the public for over 700 years. The new galleries will give visitors magnificent views to the Palace of Westminster and into the church, displaying treasures and collections reflecting the Abbey's rich and varied thousand-year history.
Charles was the second son of James I and Anne of Denmark and was born on 19 November 1600. He was executed in Whitehall in 1649 and buried at Windsor.Read more about Charles I
Kings, queens, statesmen and soldiers; poets, priests, heroes and villains - the Abbey is a must-see living pageant of British history.
Westminster Abbey's audio tour, with English narration by the Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons, is now available to download on your phone ahead of your visit.More about Abbey mobile
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