Westminster Abbey is a wonderful place for you to discover as a family. Whether you want to become a royal for the day, create a new and exciting piece of art or sing with our world famous choir, there is something for everyone. We offer a varied programme throughout the year to help your family explore a thousand years of history. Join us in the Abbey every Saturday and during school holidays, or online on the first Saturday of the month.

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Upcoming family events

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Family Day: Monumental memories

24th - 26th October 2023

10.00am - 2.00pm
The Abbey
Included in the price of admission

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Family Day: Living memory

21st October & 18th November 2023 (selected dates)

10.00am - 2.00pm
The Abbey
Included in the price of admission

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What can families do at Westminster Abbey?

Beyond our programmed family events, we have a free Family Trail to help you discover the Abbey — just ask our staff for one when you arrive. Children who use the trail can collect a free badge from our shop on the way out.

You might like to explore the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries with a trail as well — please note you will need to purchase a separate ticket for this space.

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Visiting the Abbey

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Family visits to Westminster Abbey

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Abbey at home

Enjoy the Abbey from home with this collection of videos, which help you connect with the stories and people in this ancient building. From the monks who first lived on the site to journeying around the Commonwealth, there are lots of activities to explore.

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Fancy another adventure?

Delve a little deeper into these webpages to discover even more about Westminster Abbey. Challenge yourself to complete 26 different activities across 1,000 years of history or look closer at 10 of the Christian objects which feature in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries.

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