Coronations at the Abbey
Ahead of the coronation in May you will have the chance to discover everything about coronations – the history, the faith, the people, the objects and the church at the heart of it all.
A history of coronations
The crowning of a new monarch has taken place at Westminster Abbey since 25 December 1066 In that time, 38 coronation ceremonies have taken place and 39 monarchs have been crowned.
A brief history of coronations
Read about the history of coronations, including details of Elizabeth II's coronationCoronations at the Abbey
Monarchs crowned at the Abbey
Discover more about the Kings and Queens who have been crowned at the AbbeyAbbey kings and queens
The Coronation Chair
26 monarchs have been crowned in this historic 700 year-old chairAbout the Coronation Chair
Queen consorts of the Abbey
Find out about the lives of each of the Abbey consortsConsorts' stories
The King's coronation
The coronation of HM King Charles III will take place at the Abbey on Saturday 6th May.
Visiting the Abbey
Find out information about visiting the Abbey and when we will be closed for preparation.Visiting FAQs
Coronation in 10 objects
Each of the objects featured tells a different story about coronations at the Abbey. Explore each piece and how it relates to crowning a monarch.
Special coronation events
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New coronation menu
Enjoy a special coronation-themed breakfast or lunch from 12th March.Dine with us
More events at the Abbey
Find out about our range of special Coronation-themed tours, family events, talks and more. These events will run throughout most of the year.See all events
Subscribe to our mailing list
Keep up to date with all of the Abbey's coronation events, news, features, videos and more.Join our mailing list
Coronations: Learning and Family
Our club will have lots of exclusive videos, guides and activities for all the family to join in withJoin the club
We have a range of coronation-themed resources for Key stage 2 and key stage 3 students.View the resources