Westminster Abbey is embarking on an exciting new project to build a new museum and gallery: The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries, in the Abbey's medieval triforium.
The gallery runs 70 ft above the Abbey floor, and has been hidden to the public for over 700 years. The new galleries will give visitors magnificent views to the Palace of Westminster and into the church, displaying treasures and collections reflecting the Abbey's rich and varied thousand-year history.
A welcome to Westminster Abbey from The Dean of Westminster, The Very Reverend Dr John Hall.
Queen Elizabeth I was the daughter of Henry VIII by Anne Boleyn and was born at Greenwich. Her large tomb in Henry VII's chapel is by Maximilian Colt. Her wax effigy was re-made in 1760 but a unique corset from the 1603 funeral effigy still existsRead more about Elizabeth I
Kings, queens, statesmen and soldiers; poets, priests, heroes and villains - the Abbey is a must-see living pageant of British history.
Westminster Abbey's audio tour, with English narration by the Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons, is now available to download on your phone ahead of your visit.
The Education Department offers a varied programme of events throughout the year designed to enhance the learning of pupils of all ages.Find out more
Keeping you up to date with what’s going on in the Abbey through website management, posters and publications, as well as handling film & TV production requests.Find out more