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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 Schools

With 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.

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Overseas Schools and Universities

Overseas schools and groups are welcome to visit the Abbey in unguided and guided tours.

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Family events

Family events

Make a crown, dance for the Queen or learn to be a knight! Westminster Abbey's popular family events offer children the chance to try something new.

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Did you know

Did you know

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!

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