Coronations for young people

Join us in the year that we celebrate the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III at Westminster Abbey. To inspire young people to find out more about this Christian service, which has taken place at the Abbey since 1066, check out these experiences, events, and online activities about coronations. Whether you want to visit the Abbey or discover more from your classroom or home, this is the place to start.

Illustrations of kings and queens throughout history overlaid onto a photograph of the High Altar at Westminster Abbey, representing the Coronation Club

Coronation Club

Join Aaron and Sophie online to peek behind the scenes of Westminster Abbey, which has been the coronation church for nearly 1,000 years. Discover what happens and why through games, crafts, stories and more.

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Super for schools

Photograph of Queen Victoria being crowned at her coronation, representing the Kings, Queens and Coronations school visit

Primary: Kings, Queens & Coronations tour

Visit the Abbey with your primary class to discover incredible stories about coronations since 1066.

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Photograph of a Westminster Abbey Learning Officer placing a replica crown on a child's head, representing the coronation workshop for primary students

Primary: Coronations workshop

Extend your tour with an re-enactment of a coronation and create a beautiful crown to take home.

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Photograph of replica coronation regalia representing the Coronations Virtual Classroom session for primary students

Primary: Online Coronations session

Log on to uncover more about the ancient ceremony of coronations from your classroom in this interactive session.

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Manuscript illumination of a king and queen being crowned within the Liber Regalis, representing the primary school partnership session between Westminster Abbey and the National Archives

Primary: Online Coronations workshop

Join us for an exciting, unique partnership session delivered by Westminster Abbey and The National Archives.

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Illustration of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation, representing a coronation-themed Virtual Classroom session for secondary students

Secondary: Online Coronations session

Learn more about the coronation ceremony from the comfort of your classroom in this interactive session.

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Illustration of a king being anointed, representing the Coronation teaching resources for KS1 to post-16, which are free to download

All ages: Coronations teaching resources

Delve into this comprehensive collection of free, downloadable resources with activities for all key stages.

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Fantastic for families

A group of children and their parents participate in a family learning session in Westminster Abbey's cloisters

Family Tour: Easter at the Abbey

10th - 14th April 2023

11.00am - 2.00pm
The Abbey
Included in the price of admission

Free Family Day: St Margaret's Birthday celebrations

Free Family Day: St Margaret's Birthday celebrations

Saturday, 15th April 2023

10.00am - 2.00pm
St Margaret's Church

Even more to explore

Photograph of replica St Edward's crown, used in coronations, representing a template to make your own crown within C is for Coronations

Make a crown

Create your own St Edward's Crown with this easy-to-use template.

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Illustration of a king being crowned, representing the Royalty at Home family webpages

Royalty at home

Discover more about royalty at Westminster Abbey with these family friendly videos.

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Photograph of the Coronation Chair at Westminster Abbey, representing a Virtual Tour for young people about monarchy

Virtual tour

Navigate around the Abbey with this online monarchy themed experience.

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Photograph of the Liber Regalis manuscript, a guide to coronations, linking to the introductory page as part of Christianity in 10 objects

The Liber Regalis

Find about the medieval instruction manual for coronations with these activities.

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