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.

Due to open in 2018


Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

Take a look at our gallery as the project develops over the next three years.

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Latest News

Funeral effigy of Mary II

A team is conserving the clothing used to dress Mary II's funeral effigy, which will go on display in the new galleries.

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Support the Galleries

Support the Galleries

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In The Press

Telegraph - Crowning glory

The Guardian - Off with their heads: 3D scans reveal Lord Nelson and PM Pitt's secrets

The Guardian - Working behind the scenes at Westminster Abbey

The Guardian - Treasury of historic clothing revealed at Westminster Abbey

The Guardian - Westminster Abbey lavatory block gives way to medieval burial find

Daily Mail - Packed up to Preserve for Another Generation

The Guardian - Westminster Abbey's secrets in the attic to go on display

Telegraph - The Ultimate Loft Clear-Out


360 Videos

These 360 videos show exclusive footage of a photoshoot of the Abbey's people for the #MakeHistory campaign.

See never-seen-before views of the Abbey’s triforium.

Orlando, Head Chorister

Martin, The Dean's Verger

Vanessa, Head of Conservation

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