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About our collection

The historic Library of the Dean and Chapter dates from the 16th century. Our archives go back to the tenth century, when the Abbey was founded as a monastery.

Contact us

Westminster Abbey Library
East Cloister
London
SW1P 3PA

[email protected]

020 7654 4830

also 020 7654 4829 or 020 7654 4828


Our staff

Head of Abbey Collection and Librarian – Dr Tony Trowles

Curator – Dr Susan Jenkins

Keeper of the Muniments – Matthew Payne

Assistant Keeper of the Muniments – Christine Reynolds

The work can be tough, but even the cold and rain don’t bother me as I enjoy it so much. I love every day that I spend at the Abbey – just being here makes me smile.

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Tim - Gardener

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