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A to Z of Free Westminster Abbey Teaching Resources

By Tom Sanderson
Last updated: June 2020
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Discover over 1,000 years of history with these new, free Westminster Abbey teaching resources. The new education hub includes free primary resources and educational activities. All are free to access and download and suitable for all ages.

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A is for Abbey – free teaching resource from Westminster Abbey.

A to Z of Free Westminster Abbey Teaching Resources

Take a virtual tour of the Abbey, get creative by making your own crown and even learn about a secret sign language used by Benedictine Monks with these free Westminster Abbey teaching resources. Letter by letter, students will learn more about the historic Westminster Abbey that has been the home to Royal Coronations since 1066. 

Resources are created for Primary aged students, however, are also suitable for all ages as fun activities. Use these resources to spark creativity, ignite imagination and keep students entertained during this period of home learning. You can access and download all resources for free, and all need little or no materials to complete.

Once students finish all 26 activities, they can download a free certificate to show they’ve completed all the work.

Activities include:

  • Drawing/Arts & Crafts
  • Educational Videos
  • English/Literacy Activities
  • Games
  • Maths Problems
  • Stories
  • Virtual Tours
  • Wordsearches

Subjects links:

  • Art & Design
  • Design & Technology
  • English
  • History
  • Maths
  • Music
  • Religious Education
  • Science

Key Stage Suitability:
KS1 & KS2 (however resources can be used by all ages)

See the new A to Z of Westminster Abbey Educational Activities.

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A school trip to Westminster Abbey
A school trip to Westminster Abbey.
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Westminster Abbey Virtual Tours

The world-famous Westminster Abbey is a great learning experience. They welcome hundreds of schools, students and youth groups through their doors every year.

Their education programme is suited for all ages, offering tours, workshops, outreach, and video-conferencing. Students delve into activities linking to Religious Education, History, English, STEM, and the Arts.

Westminster Abbey is currently closed to the public. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy and learn from its exhibits.

View treasures of the Abbey including the Shrine of St Edward the Confessor and the Grave of the Unknown Warrior. You can also explore the High Altar and the Coronation Chair in unprecedented detail.

Take a Virtual Tour of Westminster Abbey.

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The Lady Chapel at Westminster Abbey.

Free Westminster Abbey Teaching Resources Library

As well as their new A to Z Primary resources, there is an extensive range of free Westminster Abbey teaching resources, education packs and activities for all ages. 

The resource hub has over 25 free teaching resources, videos and lectures. Each resource clearly shows the age and subject relevance, plus its direct curriculum links. Activities can be filtered by Key Stage, subject and format to help you find what you’re looking for.

Teaching resources are suitable for EYFS all the way to students in KS5. From exploring Christianity to the climate crisis, their hub explores a wide range of topics and issues relating to the 1,000 years of Westminster Abbey.

Their free teaching resources link to Art & Design, Citizenship, English, Government & Politics, History, Law, Maths, Politics, PSHE, Religious Education, Understanding the World.

See more information about the Westminster Abbey Free Teaching Resource Library.

ALSO SEE – Free History Teaching Resources from English Heritage, Museum of London & More!

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