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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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Welcoming UK schools

Explore the Abbey

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.

Find out more about Westminster Abbey's downloadable teaching resources aligned to the National Curriculum for KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4 and post-16 students

Teaching resources

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.

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Families

Families

Inspired by Westminster Abbey's thousand years of history we provide an exciting range of activities and tours for the whole family to enjoy and learn together.

Visit with your family

Groups of children and young people

Explore ideas

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.

A female and male Venture Scout light candles in Westminster Abbey

Youth Groups

Westminster Abbey Institute

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.

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Library & research

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

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.

Vanessa, Head of Conservation

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