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Primary Schools

Outreach workshops

Discover more about ‘The Church at the Heart of the Nation’


We welcome schools from certain London boroughs to take part in our Inside Out programme, which ties in with history, RE, and British values learning objectives on the National Curriculum.

We’ll visit your school with one of our four workshops, and then your pupils can experience a tailored tour of the Abbey, including a visit to a secret area usually closed to the public.

The workshop and tour

How would your pupils feel about a visit from a medieval builder? Could they help a Benedictine monk during the time of the Reformation? Would they feel brave enough to meet a soldier of Oliver Cromwell's New Model Army? Or perhaps they could lend William Caxton a hand with his new printing press?

Schools groups of up to 60 children in the following boroughs can take part in the workshop and tour:

  • Camden
  • Harrow
  • Barnet
  • Ealing
  • Brent
  • City of London
  • City of Westminster
  • Hammersmith and Fulham
  • Kensington and Chelsea.

The workshop can be on one of four themes, which we can adapt to suit particular teaching needs:

  • The buildings of Westminster Abbey
  • Monarchy
  • Nation’s Memory
  • Worship and Daily Life.

If outreach doesn't suit your class, your school can still benefit from considerable discounts on tours, events and workshops at the Abbey.

How to book

To find out more, call William Ewart on 020 7654 4867 or 07342 990 762, or email [email protected]

This programme has been funded through the generosity of John Lyon's Charity

John Lyon's Charity

The work can be tough, but even the cold and rain don’t bother me as I enjoy it so much. I love every day that I spend at the Abbey – just being here makes me smile.


Tim - Gardener

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