Abbey News

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries

Due to open in 2018

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.

Watch the project unfold

Abbey Anniversaries

Richard I

Richard I's coronation took place in the Abbey on 3 September 1189 and is the first for which a detailed account exists, describing the ritual and giving the names of those who attended (the account is at the Bodleian Library in Oxford).

Read more about Richard I

Digital Abbey

Abbey on your phone

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.

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