As well as being a place of worship, Westminster Abbey has become a treasure house of art, textiles and other artefacts. This is also where some of the most significant people in Britain's history are buried or commemorated.Find out more about the Abbey’s history
Although Westminster Abbey was founded in 960AD, the building we see today dates from the reign of Henry III in the 13th century – and it’s been added to ever since.Learn more about our architectural history
Like many buildings in London, Westminster Abbey suffered some damage during the bombing raids of World War Two. But daily worship continued, and our historic artefacts survived.How the Abbey survived the war
The Shrine of St Edward the Confessor is one of the most powerful features of the Abbey. To stand in the presence of a man who is both a saint and a monarch is awe-inspiring.