Photograph of Sir Isaac Newton memorial in Scientists' Corner in Westminster Abbey to promote the scientists page for families


Isaac Newton, Stephen Hawking and Charles Darwin are just some of the names in Scientists' Corner at Westminster Abbey. These scientists buried and remembered here made incredible contributions to our understanding of the world around us. Put your thinking cap on as we explore the natural world and beyond.

Photograph of Westminster Abbey reflected in a telephone box, representing the Lights, Camera, Action video about John Herschel

Lights, Camera, Action

Discover how John Herschel developed an early form of photography and take on some photography challenges.

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Photograph of a comet craft activity for a video about stars

Written in the stars

Sparkle as you discover the stars of Westminster Abbey and meet some of the minds who have studied them. Create your own shooting stars.

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Photograph of the Florence Nightingale window at Westminster Abbey for a video about rainbows and rememdies

Health Heroes - Rainbows and Remedies

Join “Florence” on a journey through Westminster Abbey that celebrates Nurses, NHS workers and all those who care for us. Learn a little about this well known nurse while you explore health related symbols and traditions from the Abbey.

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Visiting the Abbey

Westminster Abbey is a brilliant place for families to visit. There are animals to spot and stories to discover as you walk round. With over 3,000 people buried and remembered in the Abbey, there really is something for everyone to get excited about.

We run family activities on a variety of themes on Saturdays throughout the year and during local school holidays too. Explore the Abbey and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries with help from our exciting family trails.