Schools' programme

Westminster Abbey is a fascinating place to visit either in person or virtually. Our award-winning Learning team bring the Abbey to life, with amusing stories and fun facts, all linked to your learning objectives and programmes of study.

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 Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 5, including subjects such as RE, History, English, STEM, and the arts.

Photograph of children starring in their own film representing step three of the making a difference project, time to make your film

Making a difference project

Challenge your pupils to research and create a video about the life and legacy of someone buried or memorialised in Westminster Abbey, whose words or actions made a difference with this step-by-step guide. 

This class project could be completed in any classroom, wherever in the world that might be.

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School travel awards 

Westminster Abbey won the award for Best Venue for History Learning at the School Travel Awards 2019/20 and was a finalist in the 2020/21 awards. Organised by School Travel Organiser magazine, the awards recognise those in the education sector who excel in providing exciting and educational trips for Primary and Secondary schools.

School Travel Awards 2019/20 Winner for Best Venue for History LearningSchool Travel Awards 2020/21

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