The Abbey is not currently open for worship or general visiting but you are welcome to visit for individual prayer at the following times:
Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday: 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Our clergy are also producing regular podcasts to support worship from home.
We regret that the library is closed to research visits until further notice. Find out more
We created the Westminster Abbey record series in 1997 to publish items of historic importance and interest relating to the Abbey. It’s an occasional series of records, calendars, lists and indexes, intended to make the contents of the Abbey’s collections available to scholars and the wider public.
Items in the series:
Surveyors of the Fabric of Westminster Abbey 1906-1973, Reports and Letters, edited by Christine Reynolds, 2019 [Surveyors W. Lethaby, Sir W. Tapper, Sir C. Peers and S. Dykes Bower] (A 25% discount currently available on the price for this volume - contact the Library for details.)
The Building Accounts of the Savoy Hospital London 1512-1520 ed. Charlotte Stanford, 2015.
Guide to the Muniments of Westminster Abbey, by Richard Mortimer, 2012.
A bibliography of Westminster Abbey...a guide to literature...published..1571-2000 by Tony Trowles, 2005.
The Obedientiaries of Westminster Abbey and their financial records c.1275-1540 by Barbara Harvey, 2002.
Acts of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster 1543-1609 and Acts..1609-1642 edited by C S Knighton, 3 vols, 1997 and 2006.
Volumes from the Westminster Abbey Record Series can be ordered from Boydell and Brewer.
Westminster Abbey Library
At different times of the day, or in different seasons, the light falling in the Abbey will light up something that you have walked past a million times and never seen before.