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About our collection

The books and manuscripts in the historic Library of the Dean and Chapter date from the 16th century. Our archives go back to the tenth century, when the Abbey was founded as a monastery.

We regret that the library is closed to research visits until further notice. Find out more

Contact us

Westminster Abbey Library
East Cloister
London
SW1P 3PA

[email protected]

020 7654 4830

also 020 7654 4829 or 020 7654 4828


Our staff

Head of Abbey Collection and Librarian
Dr Tony Trowles
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Curator
Dr Susan Jenkins
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Keeper of the Muniments
Matthew Payne
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Assistant Keeper of the Muniments
Christine Reynolds
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It’s a privilege to live and work here – the Abbey really is the heart of the country and its history.

Martin - The Dean’s Verger

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