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Learning for secondary students

A visit to Westminster Abbey can be a significant event in a student’s education. Through a wide range of guided tours and workshops, we can support their learning of the National Curriculum for Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5. You can also take self-led tours – and watch video sessions if you can’t visit.

Tours and workshops

We’ve designed interactive tours and workshops to help Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, and Key Stage 5 classes explore subjects such as RE, history, English and the arts, and STEM. You can choose from a variety of themes, including Christian symbols, religion in public life, World War One, Elizabeth I, Shakespeare, and science and religion.

Self-led visits

Schools are welcome to come and explore the Abbey without a guide on self-led visits. We have trails available to download to support your visit. The trails cover a range of topics, including Church and State, Maths, Tudors, Christianity, Super Scientists and Charles Dickens.

Plan your self-led visit
Self-led visits


Book a video-conference session led by our education officers, and your students can talk to us live, on a topic of your choice. Video-conferences are free of charge and can be booked at a time to suit you. Please call us to discuss your requirements.

Pay us a virtual visit

Free visits for eligible schools

We encourage visits from all UK schools. However, we recognise that the cost of a visit can be a barrier.

Schools with 35% or more pupils eligible for free school meals may book a free guided tour of the Abbey. 

All maintained schools in the boroughs listed may bring one whole year 8 group for free for any guided tour this academic year (September 2017–June 2018).

Email us to find out more and book your visit: [email protected]

Eligible Boroughs

Barking & Dagenham 
Tower Hamlets 

Free visits subject to availability

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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