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About our collection

The books and manuscripts in the historic Library of the Dean and Chapter date 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

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.

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Vanessa, Head of Conservation

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