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Discover over ten centuries of British history in a building in the heart of London where worship takes place every day.Visit the Abbey
The Abbey will re-open for sightseeing visitors from Friday 21st May.
In the meantime, we remain open for worship and you are welcome to join us at our daily services. We are also open for individual prayer from 10:30am - 12:30pm, Monday to Saturday.
Benedictine monks founded Westminster Abbey in 960AD. To this day, we retain a tradition of Christian worship and welcome.
The Abbey has been the coronation church since 1066, and is the final resting place of 17 monarchs. The church we see today was begun by Henry III in 1245. It’s one of the most important Gothic buildings in the country, and has the medieval shrine of an Anglo-Saxon saint at its heart.Explore the Abbey's history
Our library and muniment room houses our extensive and historic collections of books, manuscripts, archival material, photographs and more. If you want to use these for research, you’re welcome to make an appointment.Use our Library
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.