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.

Ancient stone coffin on display with round stained glass windows and stained glass panels behind it

Hidden for over 700 years

Discover a secret space never open before to the public.

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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The Galleries are a medieval space where room is limited so admission is by timed ticket (adults £5.00, children aged 17 and under are free).

You need to purchase a ticket for general admission to visit the Galleries.

Opening times

Please visit the ‘Prices and Entry Times’ page (see above) and navigate through the calendar to see what:

  • days we’re open
  • times we are open

 

Rare display for Canaletto painting

In the Galleries until autumn 2021

Rare display for Canaletto painting

On show for the first time at the Abbey.

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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.

Members of the Association go free

When you join the Abbey’s Association you get free entry all year round to the Abbey and the Galleries as well as discounts, special events and other benefits.

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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.

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Thank you to our generous supporters

The Dean & Chapter of Westminster is grateful to the many generous supporters who helped us to build the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries.

Our supporters