The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries

Your questions answered

Planning to visit the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries? Please make sure you read the following information and tips before your experience.

Admission to the Galleries is by timed ticket, available in 15-minute intervals.

Entry is £5.00, bought in conjunction with an Abbey ticket. Under 17s are free.

Tickets can be bought online or on arrival at the main visitor entrance, the North Door.

Those with a London Pass, pre-paid third party ticket or, Westminster City Save card can buy tickets on the day of arrival, subject to availability. Entry is £5.00.

Members of the Abbey Association have free entry to the Galleries, subject to availability of timed entry tickets. See Join the Abbey Association for more details about becoming an Associate and its benefits.

Entry to the Galleries is via the Weston Tower, accessible from Poets' Corner.

We encourage everyone to walk up the staircase to enjoy wonderful views of the Chapter House, Lady Chapel and the Palace of Westminster. It is a gentle climb of 108 stairs which takes about three minutes.

For those with reduced mobility there is a lift in the Weston Tower. Please let our team know about any access needs when you collect your ticket so we can best assist you.

There is more information on access in Disabled Go's Access Guide.

You are free to explore the Galleries at your own pace. There is no set route to follow. A visitor leaflet with map is available when you arrive at the Weston Tower.

Our multimedia guide, in 14 languages, has an introduction to the Galleries and four short films which can be viewed up there.

Your visit should take about 45 minutes though you are welcome to stay longer.

For those who would like a shorter visit the visitor leaflet has a trail of star objects.

We are unable to accommodate group visits. This includes Blue Badge guides but tickets can be bought for your clients at the Information Desk in the Abbey, for a maximum of five people.

Our Learning team offer visits for British school or colleges. Please email them for more information.

We do not allow photography in the Abbey including the Galleries because we believe the beauty and history of the Abbey are difficult to enjoy with the distractions which widespread photography brings. We hope you understand.

We have a Photo Gallery where you can download pictures of the Abbey church.