Over the centuries, as well as being a place of worship, Westminster Abbey has become a treasure house of paintings, stained glass, pavements, textiles and other artefacts. This is also where some of the most significant people in the nation’s history are buried or commemorated.Find out more about the Abbey’s history
Although Westminster Abbey was founded in 960AD, the building we see today dates from the reign of Henry III in the 13th century – and it’s been added to ever since.Learn more about our architectural history
Like many buildings in London, Westminster Abbey suffered some damage during the bombing raids of World War Two. But daily worship continued, and our historic artefacts survived.How the Abbey survived the war
The biggest challenge we face is maintaining such a large physical collection of material within a historic building – believe it or not, there’s just not enough space for it all.