RGS Visit Westminster Abbey

25th November 2022

On Monday Years 4, 5 and 6 soaked up the rich and royal history of Westminster Abbey.

An architectural masterpiece of the 13th to 16th centuries, pupils made their way through the tombs and memorials to kings and queens of the past and visited Henry VII’s chapel described as ‘the wonder of the world’. The children continued to uncover the Abbey’s links to three extraordinary queens: Elizabeth I, Victoria and Elizabeth II. In addition to serving as a site for royal burials, every coronation has been held at Westminster Abbey since 1066. Children found out about the coronations of some of Britain’s most famous kings and queens and saw the Coronation chair which will be used next year for the coronation of Charles III.

The visit including scaling the 108 steps up to the stunning galleries high above the east end of the Abbey and view some of the rare and unusual objects in the Abbey collection.