Abbey Late: Crowns, coronations and creativity

Abbey Late: Crowns, coronations and creativity

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Join us in the coronation church for an interactive evening of storytelling, poetry and crafts.

Explore the Abbey’s royal connections in this celebratory coronation year. Hear stories from the kings and queens of the past, make your own family seal and celebrate all things monarchy and get a closer look at the crown jewels.

Historic legacies

Costumed performers will be roaming about the Abbey, giving everyone a chance to meet a monarch in person. Throughout the night the monarchs will tell interesting stories from their lifetime.


All evening we’ll be joined by a poet who will be discussing with visitors what monarchy means to them. They will create a poem from the conversations they have which will form part of our reflections of the coronation year.

Arts and craft

The National Archives will be on hand to show you how to make your own personalised family seal.

Hands on

Take a closer look at the handling collection of crown jewels at our sensory table of crowns, orbs and sceptres. Have all of your questions answered about how these regal symbols came to be.

Prices and entry

  • Adult - £13
  • Child - £6

Last entry is at 6.00pm, but the Abbey will remain open until 7.00pm.