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:
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. Details about this year's family events coming soon!
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!
- Information for teachers booking a Guided Visit
- Information for teachers booking a Self-Guided Visit
- New Shakespeare themed trail
We are always adding new resources to this site. Take a look before your visit to see what’s new!