The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries

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Planning to visit the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries? Please make sure you read the following information and tips before your experience.

The Galleries will re-open on 12th October.

Admission to the Galleries is by timed ticket, available in 15-minute intervals.

Entry is £5.00, bought in conjunction with an Abbey ticket. Under 17s are free.

Tickets can be bought online or on arrival at the main visitor entrance, the North Door.

Those with a London Pass or pre-paid third party ticket can buy tickets on the day of arrival, subject to availability. Entry is £5.00.

Members of the Abbey Association and Westminster City Save card holders have free entry to the Galleries, subject to availability of timed entry tickets. See Join the Abbey Association for more details about becoming an Associate and its benefits.


We have reduced the visitor capacity within the Galleries – all entry is via timed ticket, with a maximum of ten visitors per 15-minute interval.

When visiting, please take the lift up to the Galleries and, where possible, the stairs down. Different visitor groups should not travel in the lift together. We ask that you travel in the lift with members of your group only.

When in the Galleries, please follow the one-way route. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in the Galleries at all times.

Find out more about how we're keeping you safe when you visit the Abbey.

Entry to the Galleries is via the Weston Tower, accessible from Poets' Corner.

For those with reduced mobility there is a lift in the Weston Tower. Please let our team know about any access needs when you collect your ticket so we can best assist you.

There is more information on access in Disabled Go's Access Guide.

You are free to explore the Galleries at your own pace. Currently, there is a one-way route around the Galleries. A visitor leaflet with a map is available when you arrive at the Weston Tower.

Our multimedia guide, in 14 languages, has an introduction to the Galleries and four short films which can be viewed up there.

Your visit should take about 45 minutes though you are welcome to stay longer.

For those who would like a shorter visit the visitor leaflet has a trail of star objects.

Groups of up to six in total are welcome to visit the Galleries (this includes Blue Badge guides). Tickets can be purchased at the Information Desk in the Abbey.

Our Learning team offer visits for British school or colleges. Please email them for more information.

For health and safety reasons we do not allow photography in the Galleries. We hope you understand.

We have a Photo Gallery where you can download pictures of the Abbey church.