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Westminster Abbey and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Public worship will resume in the Abbey from 3rd December, and we will be open for visiting on selected days from 11th December.

In the meantime, the Abbey remains open for individual prayer and you are welcome to visit at the following times:

Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday: 12:30pm - 2:00pm

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Outreach workshops

Our themed outreach workshops with an Abbey tour are available for all primary schools in Greater London. The workshops can be tailored to the needs of your class and the tours can be booked for later in the academic year.

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A to Z of Westminster Abbey

Discover over 1,000 years of faith and history with our brand-new A to Z of Westminster Abbey. Perfect for primary-aged children, and their accompanying adults, these independent and team activities are designed to spark creativity, ignite imaginations and keep young brains ticking, with little or no materials required. Letter-by-letter, uncover the many places, themes and beliefs that can be found within this national place of worship. What are you waiting for?

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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
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Groups of children and young people

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.

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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

You are surrounded by history at the Abbey, not like a museum where it’s just displayed, but here you are standing where history has happened.

Gerlinde - Abbey Marshal

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