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.
We regret that the library is closed to research visits until further notice. Find out more
We created the Westminster Abbey record series in 1997 to publish items of historic importance and interest relating to the Abbey. It’s an occasional series of records, calendars, lists and indexes, intended to make the contents of the Abbey’s collections available to scholars and the wider public.
Items in the series:
Surveyors of the Fabric of Westminster Abbey 1906-1973, Reports and Letters, edited by Christine Reynolds, 2019 [Surveyors W. Lethaby, Sir W. Tapper, Sir C. Peers and S. Dykes Bower] (A 25% discount currently available on the price for this volume - contact the Library for details.)
The Building Accounts of the Savoy Hospital London 1512-1520 ed. Charlotte Stanford, 2015.
Guide to the Muniments of Westminster Abbey, by Richard Mortimer, 2012.
A bibliography of Westminster Abbey...a guide to literature...published..1571-2000 by Tony Trowles, 2005.
The Obedientiaries of Westminster Abbey and their financial records c.1275-1540 by Barbara Harvey, 2002.
Acts of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster 1543-1609 and Acts..1609-1642 edited by C S Knighton, 3 vols, 1997 and 2006.
Volumes from the Westminster Abbey Record Series can be ordered from Boydell and Brewer.
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