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Who's eligible?

Our outreach programme currently covers the following London boroughs:

  • Barking & Dagenham
  • Brent
  • Camden
  • Enfield
  • Greenwich
  • Hackney
  • Haringey
  • Islington
  • Lambeth
  • Lewisham
  • Newham
  • Southwark
  • Tower Hamlets
  • Waltham Forest
  • Westminster

A Pilgrim's Tale

Pilgrimage has always been an integral part of life and worship at Westminster Abbey. Under the guidance of a medieval pilgrim, your pupils will be transported on a journey around the world's pilgrimage sites, exploring the beliefs and practices of many faiths, before preparing for their own pilgrimage to Westminster Abbey. The session includes pilgrimage badge making which the children can take with them.

Suitable for: KS1 and KS2

We recommend booking this workshop alongside either our RE Pilgrimage Tour or Abbey Highlights Tour. See our tours listings for further information on these.


RE workshops

Monarchy – Film your own coronation

Your pupils will travel back in time to the year 1953 to help our hapless television director film the crowning of Queen Elizabeth II. How can they avoid the disasters of previous coronations and make sure this one goes without a hitch? The children will learn how Westminster Abbey became the nation’s Coronation Church before recreating and filming their own ceremony. By the end of the session, the children will have made their own coronation film.

Suitable for: KS1 and KS2

We recommend booking this workshop alongside either our Kings, Queens & Coronations Tour or Abbey Highlights Tour. See our tours listings for further information on these.


The Last Anglo-Saxons

Edward the Confessor lies on his deathbed and the kingdom is in crisis - who is the rightful heir? Guided by an Anglo-Saxon, your pupils will hear of the fates of previous kings and decode secret messages in Anglo-Saxon runes, before holding their own royal council to consider the case for each claimant. Perhaps, after all, it may not even be an Anglo-Saxon! The workshop culminates with your pupils making their own Anglo-Saxon runic stones.

Suitable for: KS1 and KS2

We recommend booking this workshop alongside either our Edward the Confessor Tour or Abbey Highlights Tour. See our tours listings for further information on these.


History workshops

Parliament Power

The year is 1647. With King Charles a prisoner of Parliament, it would seem the English Civil War has finally ended. But with the Monarch, Parliament and the Church fighting for pre-eminence, only the bravest would invite a Puritan in to their classroom. Your pupils will work alongside a zealot of the age to investigate the rules that underpin our liberty, and create their own book of laws to try and bring peace to a world of chaos. Finally, the children will make their own wax seal with which to make their laws truly official.

Suitable for: KS1 and KS2

We recommend booking this workshop alongside either our British Values Tour or Abbey Highlights Tour. See our tours listings for further information on these.


British Values workshops

At different times of the day, or in different seasons, the light falling in the Abbey will light up something that you have walked past a million times and never seen before.

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Vanessa, Head of Conservation

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