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Westminster Abbey and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Abbey remains open for worship and you are welcome to join us at our daily Eucharist service if you are able to travel here safely within current government guidelines.

However, for the time being we are unable to open the Abbey and St Margaret’s Church for general visiting.

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries

High above the Abbey floor, the Galleries in the beautiful 13th century triforium display our greatest treasures and tell the story of our thousand-year history.

Please note that the Galleries are closed for visiting at this time.

A new experience

Climb the Weston Tower to the Galleries – it’s all part of your visit.

The Weston Tower, Westminster Abbey, a star-shaped tower clad in lead with leaded light windows

The Weston tower

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Wax effigies of the Duchess of Buckingham, her son Robert and a toy unicorn on display in a glass case in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries, Westminster Abbey

The Galleries

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Diagram showing the location of The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries in Westminster Abbey

Where are the Galleries?

The Galleries are 16 metres (52 feet) above the floor of the Abbey. See amazing views of the Palace of Westminster and the medieval Chapter House on your way up – it’s all part of the experience.

A lift is available for those with reduced mobility.

Stack of guidebooks to The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries

Galleries guidebook

Discover more about the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries in our beautifully illustrated guidebook. This 64-page book, written by members of Abbey staff, introduces the exhibition and its principal treasures.

Buy guidebook

You are surrounded by history at the Abbey, not like a museum where it’s just displayed, but here you are standing where history has happened.

Gerlinde - Abbey Marshal

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