Writers and thinkers
After Geoffrey Chaucer was buried here, Poets’ Corner became the place where many other creative people were buried and remembered. This space in the Abbey’s South Transept remembers people who have explored the world in all sorts of creative ways. Stretch your creative muscles with these videos.
Story Building - Character
Explore Character with some storytelling tips and tricks and meet a very special person named Margaret Cavendish.Play video
Story Building - Place
To uncover the importance of Place in a story, we hear a terrifying tale from the Abbey’s history. Be inspired to start your own story.Play video
Story Building - Journey
Explore the idea of Journey through the life of Olaudah Equiano. Pick up ideas and play games to prompt your own interesting tales.Play video
Story Building - Events
Reveal the power of an Event in a story by looking at one special day in the life of Queen Elizabeth II. What story will you tell?Play video
Visiting the Abbey
Westminster Abbey is a brilliant place for families to visit. There are animals to spot and stories to discover as you walk round. With over 3,000 people buried and remembered in the Abbey, there really is something for everyone to get excited about.
We run family activities on a variety of themes on Saturdays throughout the year and during local school holidays too. Explore the Abbey and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries with help from our exciting family trails.