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Westminster Abbey is a wonderful place for groups interested in exploring big questions. We work with young people under the age of 25.

The Abbey is a living church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the burial place of distinguished figures in the nation’s history from kings and queens to writers and musicians and politicians and scientists.

It is a wonderful place for groups interested in exploring big questions.

Community groups - Hidden Histories

Who we work with

We work with young people under the age of 25.

What will happen on your visit

Your visit to the Abbey will be bespoke to your needs and the group but will always include a tour of the Abbey’s highlights including the Coronation Chair, The Grave of the Unknown Warrior, the site of Coronations for British monarchs, the beautiful Lady Chapel and Poets’ Corner. We are likely to take a moment of quiet and reflection to light a candle together as people have done in the Abbey for centuries.

Community group visits - Lighting a candle

How to book

We welcome all booking enquiries. In the first instance send an email to [email protected].

We will ask you to complete our standard booking form which will be the beginning of our conversation to tailor your trip to the needs of your group.

Community projects

All group projects start with a tour but some groups may want to become more involved and develop responses and work related to or inspired by the Abbey. These projects will be developed on a case by case basis. If you have an idea for a project or continued partnership please contact Aaron: [email protected].


Past Projects

Hidden Histories

As part of a Hidden Histories project young people were invited to explore Westminster Abbey and share their responses to our building, history and stories. These videos share their personal responses.


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.

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