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Westminster Abbey and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Abbey is not currently open for public worship, general visiting or private prayer. Meanwhile, the community of Abbey clergy are continuing to worship and pray, in-line with government guidance. They are also producing a podcast to mark key liturgical events.

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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.

The Galleries are closed and we are not selling tickets 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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Essentials

The Galleries are closed and we are not selling tickets at this time.

The Galleries are a medieval space where room is limited so admission is by timed ticket (adults £5.00, children under 17 free), which is bought in combination with an Abbey entry ticket.

Opening times

Monday-Friday: 10.00am-3.00pm
Saturday (September to April): 9.30am-12.30pm
Saturday (May to August): 9.30am-2.30pm
Sunday: Galleries closed, Abbey open for services

The Galleries close one hour after the published closure time.

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.

I feel very privileged to work here. I take so much pride in working for a beautiful place like the Abbey, it’s unique.

Alex - Abbey Marshal

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