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A visit to Westminster Abbey can be a great learning experience. We welcome schools, universities, community groups and youth groups from the UK and overseas, and offer lots of fun activities for families during the holidays.
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.
Coming soon - free, downloadable teaching resources about Westminster Abbey.
In the meantime, we'd love to hear your thoughts about the format and type of content that would be most valuable for you and your students.
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.
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.Find out more
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
Our Choir School provides outstanding musical training and excellent all-round education, giving boys from all backgrounds the opportunity to become a chorister.Visit the Choir School website
The biggest challenge we face is actually time – getting all our work done alongside the daily routine of the Abbey as a working church, visitor attraction and home to 1,000 years of history.