Launching Virtual classrooms
While it is difficult to visit at the moment, we have a wide range of distance learning options for your primary and secondary students.Find out more
Public worship will resume in the Abbey from 3rd December, and we will be open for visiting on selected days from 11th December.
In the meantime, the Abbey remains open for individual prayer and you are welcome to visit at the following times:
Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday: 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Westminster Abbey offers a wealth of great learning experiences. Whether you are able to visit in person or virtually, we welcome schools, universities, community groups and youth groups from the UK and overseas, and offer lots of fun activities for families during the holidays.
Our themed outreach workshops with an Abbey tour are available for all primary schools in Greater London. The workshops can be tailored to the needs of your class and the tours can be booked for later in the academic year.Find out more
Discover over 1,000 years of faith and history with our brand-new A to Z of Westminster Abbey. Perfect for primary-aged children, and their accompanying adults, these independent and team activities are designed to spark creativity, ignite imaginations and keep young brains ticking, with little or no materials required. Letter-by-letter, uncover the many places, themes and beliefs that can be found within this national place of worship. What are you waiting for?Explore today
A school visit is a great way to discover Westminster Abbey. We offer guided tours, workshops, self-led visits, outreach, and video-conferencing. We’ve developed these activities to cover topics on the National Curriculum from EYFS to Key Stage 5, including subjects such as RE, History, English, STEM, and the arts.
Looking for free, downloadable teaching resources about Westminster Abbey? Then, look no further.
Explore our growing catalogue of teaching resources covering a variety of subject areas across multiple key stages. You’ll be able to explore Westminster Abbey in your classroom, wherever you may be.
The Abbey is a great place for young people to explore ideas around faith, British history, identity and much more. We are a living church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the burial place of distinguished figures in the nation's history. The Abbey is ideal for groups interested in exploring big questions.Find out more
At this time, we are unable to take bookings for overseas schools and groups to visit the Abbey. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
The Institute works with the public service institutions around Parliament Square to promote moral and spiritual values in public life. Its twice-yearly programmes of lectures and meetings are open to the public.Find out more
Our library and muniment room house the extensive and historic collections of books, manuscripts and archival material belonging to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster. It's the definitive resource for research into all aspects of the Abbey’s history.Explore the library
It’s very hard not to be enthusiastic working at the Abbey. If this place doesn’t make you smile I don’t know what will.