Schools' programme

Westminster Abbey is a fascinating place to visit either in person or virtually. Our award-winning Learning team bring the Abbey to life, with amusing stories and fun facts, all linked to your learning objectives and programmes of study.

Welcoming UK and Commonwealth schools

Explore the Abbey

A school visit is a great way to discover Westminster Abbey. We offer guided tours, workshops, self-led visits, outreach, and virtual classrooms. We’ve developed these activities to cover topics on the National Curriculum from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 5, including subjects such as RE, History, English, STEM, and the arts.

Photograph of the backs of young people and adults listening to a facilitator, representing home educated groups at Westminster Abbey

Home educated groups

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Photograph of adults taking notes within the garden at Westminster Abbey, representing CPD and INSET opportunities

CPD and INSET for teachers

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Overseas schools and universities

Book your overseas school or university group for a self-led tour on weekdays from September to July.

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Visual Stories for visiting schools

Use our visual stories to prepare your students for their visit to Westminster Abbey. The story guides you through each step of your visit, helping to familiarise students with the places they might see and the people they might meet.

Photograph of door to No 1 Dean's Yard, where guided visits start for school groups at Westminster Abbey

Guided visit

Photograph of Cloister entrance, the group entry point in Dean's Yard for self-led visits for school groups to Westminster Abbey

Self-led visit


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 LearningSchool Travel Awards 2020/21

RE Hubs Kitemark

The RE Hubs Kitemark is awarded by the RE Hubs programme which supports teachers of RE/RVE/R&W and demonstrates the Learning Department's commitment to best practice in RE teaching. 

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

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