Jewel Tower

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Jewel Tower
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Looking for: Heritage, Historical
Address: Abingdon Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 3JX
Postcode: SW1P 3JX
Age Group: All Ages
Kids Activity: Outdoors
Telephone: 020 7222 2219
Website: Click Here


 The Jewel Tower dates back almost 650 years and is an intriguing visitor attraction in the heart of Westminster. It was built around 1365 to house Edward III’s treasures and was known as the ‘King’s Privy Wardrobe’.

One of only two buildings from the medieval Palace of Westminster to survive the fire of 1834, the tower features a 14th century ribbed vault.

From April 2013, a new exhibition covering all three floors of the tower will highlight Jewel Tower's history and changing role over the centuries.
Features will include a model of the 'lost' medieval palace of Westminster, replicas of precious objects and areas of set dressing including an 18th-century clerk's office.
Why not make a visit to the Jewel Tower part of your day out in central London?

Don't Miss

    Ornate ceiling carvings from the 14th century
    The history of Weights and Measures

 


Opening Times

    1 April - 30 September 2017
    Monday    10:00 - 18:00
    Tuesday    10:00 - 18:00
    Wednesday    10:00 - 18:00
    Thursday    10:00 - 18:00
    Friday    10:00 - 18:00
    Saturday    10:00 - 18:00
    Sunday    10:00 - 18:00
    Notes

    last admission 30 minutes before closing

    Holiday opening times for this period
    Good Friday
    14 Apr 2017    10:00 - 18:00
    Easter Sunday
    16 Apr 2017    10:00 - 18:00
    Easter Monday
    17 Apr 2017    10:00 - 18:00
    Early May Bank Holiday
    1 May 2017    10:00 - 18:00
    Spring Bank Holiday
    29 May 2017    10:00 - 18:00
    Summer Bank Holiday
    28 Aug 2017    10:00 - 18:00

    1 October - 31 October 2017

    1 November 2017 - 29 March 2018

30 March 2018 onwards

Opening times will be available nearer the time