Abbey visits

Whether you are looking for the highlights, or want something more specialised, choose from our range of guided tours to make your visit truly memorable. You can also add on a workshop to give your pupils something to take home or visit the stunning Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries.

Please note that we have no availability for guided visits before September 2023. You can still book a self-led visit for this Summer term.

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Duration of tours: 1.5 hours | Cost: £6

Westminster Abbey is a living church at the heart of the nation’s story where more than 1,000 years of British history and pilgrimage can be explored under one roof. A warm welcome awaits all in this sacred space.

Our Abbey Highlights Tour includes:

  • Coronation Chair
  • Cosmati Pavement - site of coronations
  • Royal tombs
  • Grave of the Unknown Warrior
  • Poets’ Corner

This tour can be tailored to suit your study topic.

Suitable for: KS1 and KS2


A member of the learning team takes a primary school on a guided tour of Westminster Abbey

Duration of tours: 1.5 hours | Cost: £6

Christian Life and Worship

Explore sacred signs and symbols and find out more about key Christian beliefs and practice.

Suitable for: KS1 and KS2


Discover why Westminster Abbey has attracted pilgrims through the ages and visit the Shrine of St Edward the Confessor.

Suitable for: KS1 and KS2

A member of the learning teams asks a primary school group a question during a tour of Westminster Abbey

Duration of tours: 1.5 hours | Cost: £6

Edward the Confessor

Travel back a thousand years to hear about the Abbey during the life of the Anglo-Saxon king, Edward the Confessor.

Suitable for: KS1 and KS2

The Tudors

All but one of the Tudor monarchs are buried here. See their tombs and visit Henry VII’s chapel described as 'the wonder of the world'.

Suitable for: KS1 and KS2

Kings, Queens & Coronations

Become a monarch for the day and find out about the coronations of some of Britain’s most famous kings and queens.

Suitable for: KS1 and KS2

Three Queens

Find out about the Abbey’s links to three extraordinary queens: Elizabeth I, Victoria and Elizabeth II.

Suitable for: KS1 and KS2

A group of primary school students huddle around a guide during a tour of Westminster Abbey

Duration of tours: 1.5 hours | Cost: £6

Parliament & British Values

Explore the links between the Abbey and Parliament, and find out how the Abbey upholds and underpins core British Values. 

Suitable for: KS1 and KS2


A primary school student makes notes in a notebook during a visit to Westminster Abbey

Duration of workshop: 30 minutes | Cost: £2

Extend you visit and make something to take back to school in one of our add-on workshops for just £2 extra:

  • Stained glass shrinkies
  • Crowns & Coronations
  • Pilgrim badges

Maximum group size: 30 students per session. Must be booked alongside a guided tour.

Suitable for: KS1 and KS2

Photograph of pupil colouring during a stained glass shrinkies workshop at Westminster Abbey

Tour and Galleries visit duration: 2 hours | Cost: £8

Visit the stunning Galleries high above the east end of the Abbey and view some of the rare and unusual objects in the Abbey collection. A visit to the Galleries must be booked as an add-on tour.

A primary school class visit The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries

Free visits for eligible schools

We encourage visits from all UK schools. However, we recognise that the cost of a visit can be a barrier. Schools with 30% or more pupils eligible for free school meals may book a free guided tour of the Abbey.

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Find out more about the rest of our primary programme

School travel awards 

Westminster Abbey won the award for Best Venue for History Learning at the School Travel Awards 2019/20, and was a finalist in the 2020/21 and 2021/22 awards. Organised by School Travel Organiser magazine, the awards recognise those in the education sector who excel in providing exciting and educational trips for Primary and Secondary schools.

School Travel Awards 2019/20 Winner for Best Venue for History Learning

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