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Westminster Abbey

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Kings, queens, statesmen and soldiers; poets, priests, heroes and villains - the Abbey is a must-see living pageant of British history. Every year Westminster Abbey welcomes over one million visitors who want to explore this wonderful 700-year-old building which is the coronation church of England. Thousands more flock to the Abbey for worship at daily services.

The Westminster Abbey Museum is located in the 11th century vaulted undercroft of St Peter. The exhibits include a unique collection of royal and other funeral effigies, together with other treasures, including the 13th century altarpiece known as the Westminster Retable.

Other items on display include the saddle, sword, helm and shield of Henry V, carried at his funeral in 1422; two panels of medieval glass; 12th century sculpture from the Norman abbey; Mary II's Coronation chair; replicas of the Coronation Regalia for coronation rehearsals; and the armour of General Monck carried at his funeral in 1670.

The Museum is usually open daily, including Saturday from 10.30am to 4.00pm.

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Opening Times:

Westminster Abbey is usually open to visitors from Monday to Saturday throughout the year. On Sundays and religious holidays such as Easter and Christmas, the Abbey is open for worship only. All are welcome to services.

Entry charge applies.

Westminster Abbey is in the heart of London - next to Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Two major railway stations, two London Underground stations and regular red London buses will take you close to the Abbey doors.

Contact Details:

Address:
20 Dean's Yard
Westminster,
London
SW1P 3PA
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7222 5152
Website: http://www.westminster-abbey.org