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History

Royalty and famous people

More than 3,300 people are buried and many others commemorated at Westminster Abbey. This has also been the setting for every coronation since 1066, and for many other royal occasions, including 16 weddings.

War damage

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The Abbey suffered damage during World War Two, but daily worship continued.

How the Abbey survived

The Royal Air Force Chapel

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A chapel dedicated to the men of the Royal Air Force who died in the Battle of Britain.

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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.

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Matthew - Keeper of the Muniments

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