Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Learning at Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey is a living Church where daily worship has been offered for over 1000 years.

It is also a great visitor attractions and school visits here are awe-inspiring. Over 3,000 men and women are buried or memorialised here: kings and queens, scientists and engineers, statesmen and politicians, lawyers and warriors, clerics, poets and novelists, actors and musicians. 

The Learning Department offers guided tours, creative workshops, self-led trails, outreach sessions and special events for school groups. Sessions are curriculum-linked, and designed to complement programmes of study for EYFS and all key stages, including GCSE and A-level. We cover popular themes in RS, History, British Values and the Arts, as well as linking with national learning initiatives such as Shakespeare, Science and Parliament Weeks. Many of our special events are led by costumed interpreters and in partnership with other organisations, and all are designed to support learning in creative and engaging ways.

For those unable to visit in person we offer video-conferencing direct to your classroom and a Virtual Tour of the Abbey on our website.

With a rich tradition of Christian worship and over a thousand years of history, pupils will be inspired by a visit to Westminster Abbey.