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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.

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 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.

Where are the Galleries?

The Galleries are 16 metres (52 feet) above the floor of the Abbey. Your journey starts at the Weston Tower. 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.

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

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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Stack of guidebooks to The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries

It’s a privilege to live and work here – the Abbey really is the heart of the country and its history.


Martin - The Dean’s Verger

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