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Overseas schools and universities

Visit us as part of your trip to London. We welcome overseas school and university groups for self-led tours on weekdays from September to July. In August, all overseas school groups will need to visit with a Blue Badge Tourist Guide.

Self-led tours

Teachers, group leaders and students can take self-led tours of the Abbey from September to July.

A route map and a number of themed-trails are available to use on your tour.

Route map | Themed trails

Self-led tour charges

Every ten pupils must always have at least one accompanying teacher. One teacher for every ten pupils will pay the child rate. Additional teachers pay the full adult entry fee.

Children (6-18 years) – £6
Teacher accompanying 10 students (6-18 years) – £6
Additional teachers - £14

Student (19+ years) – £14
Teacher accompanying 10 students (19+ years) - £14
Additional teachers - £16

Please tell us the following information when you book a self-led tour:

  • Name of your Group, School or University
  • Proposed date of visit
  • Preferred time of visit
  • Number wishing to visit
  • Ages of those in group
  • Number of accompanying teachers
  • Contact details of accompanying teacher
  • Name of Travel Agency (if applicable)
  • Contact details of Travel Agency (if applicable)

Book a self-led tour for your group

School group bookings

Complete our enquiry form to book a visit for your school or university group.

Enquiry form

Travel agents booking

Complete our enquiry form to book a visit on behalf of a school or university.

Enquiry form

Visiting us in August

If your group is visiting the Abbey in August, you will need to hire a Blue Badge Tourist Guide. Blue Badge Tourist Guides are professionals who offer private group tours in more than 30 languages.

Group visits
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The biggest challenge we face is maintaining such a large physical collection of material within a historic building – believe it or not, there’s just not enough space for it all.

Matthew - Keeper of the Muniments

Westminster Abbey is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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The Chapter Office
Westminster Abbey
20 Dean's Yard
SW1P 3PA +44(0)20 7222 5152 [email protected]

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