A School visit to Westminster Abbey is often an awe-inspiring event for children. The building itself as well as its monuments, carvings, stained glass windows and vivid colours, is designed to stimulate thought and emotion. There is so much to inspire, and children can sometimes be confused by the wealth of new information. Children do need time to ‘stand and stare’ in order to reflect on what they are seeing. Given the opportunity to look, children usually respond very positively indeed to the Abbey.
UK SchoolsWith a rich tradition of Christian worship and over a thousand years of history, pupils will be inspired by a visit to Westminster Abbey. The Education Department offers a varied programme of events throughout the year designed to enhance the learning of pupils of all ages.
Overseas Schools and UniversitiesThere are two kinds of tour available for school parties, unguided and guided. Tours undertaken without pre-booking do not qualify for a discount and the normal concessionary rates apply. We advise that you pre-book all tours, to qualify for a discount:
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With interactive tours for UK schools and a wide range of downloadable resources for self-guided visits, the Education Department makes Westminster Abbey come alive!
Local History Teachers Evening
Wednesday 14th January 2015, 5 – 7 pm
Are you teaching local history this year? Join the Education Team for a guided tour around Westminster Abbey, and learn about the tours and workshops that we offer on this theme. Find out about planning a visit with your group and discuss our schools programme with the team.
This event is also ideal for teachers who have made a booking with us, to get tips on how to plan and make the most out of your visit. Come and explore Westminster Abbey, meet the Education Team and enjoy a glass of wine!
Places are limited so booking (free) is essential. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a space.