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Westminster Abbey and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Abbey is no longer open for public worship, general visiting or private prayer. Meanwhile, the community of Abbey clergy, privately and following guidance given, will sustain the worship of a building that has been a witness to God’s grace and glory for over a thousand years.

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Virtual tours

Take a virtual tour inside Westminster Abbey.

Click below to view treasures including the Shrine of St Edward the Confessor, the Grave of the Unknown Warrior, the High Altar and the Coronation Chair in unprecedented detail.


Tour created by Striking Places.


Other virtual tours

Lit votive candles in Westminster Abbey

Worship and daily life

An RE tour aimed at KS2 and KS3 pupils
Explore 12 objects which have played a part in the Abbey’s worshipping life. Some of them are still in use today.

Explore worship
Painting of Queen Elizabeth II standing on the Cosmati Pavement, Westminster Abbey

Monarchy

A History tour aimed at KS3 pupils, covering the development of the Church, state and society
View thirteen objects related to royal marriages, royal burial and coronations.

Royal connections
An arrangement of white flowers placed on the Innocent Victims' Memorial, Westminster Abbey

National memory

A Citizenship tour aimed at KS2 pupils
Pupils will learn about 18 people or groups commemorated in the Abbey who represent the British Values of democracy, individual liberty, rule of law, respect and tolerance.

Meet great Britons
Painting of the quire of Westminster Abbey

Building Westminster Abbey

A STEAM themed tour is aimed at KS2 pupils, focusing on shape, symmetry, architecture.
Pupils will be encouraged to think about how and why the Abbey was built the way it was.

Discover the Abbey

It’s a privilege to live and work here – the Abbey really is the heart of the country and its history.

Martin - The Dean’s Verger

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