Visit this hidden gem of royal history, tucked away near Westminster Abbey, opposite the Houses of Parliament.
1st of April until 30th of October
Open Wednesday to Sunday only - 10am to 5pm.
31st of October until 31st of March
Open Saturday and Sunday only - 10am to 4pm.
Last entry time is 1 hr prior to closing.
Duration : 45min.
Venue Location :
Abingdon Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 3JX
You are booking a day ticket and can arrive at any time within our opening hours, and stay for as long as you like.
Your tickets cannot be cancelled but can be amended 48hrs prior to entry.
Large bags are not allowed in the exhibition, lockers are available at a charge of £2 for a small locker and £3 per large locker.
Built around 1365, as 'the King's Privy Wardrobe' to safeguard Edward III's personal treasures. Today you can explore inside to see where once royal treasures were locked away in wooden chests and records of the House of Lords were stored on parchment rolls. Although there have been alterations over the years, the tower still bears the imprint of stonemasons, carpenters, leadworkers and tilers who worked together building the tower. It's one of only two buildings from the medieval Palace of Westminster to survive the fire of 1834. Conjure up the past in rooms which re-create the lives of a medieval treasury official and an 18th-century clerk. Take in displays covering all three floors, highlighting the tower's history and its changing roles over the centuries. Enjoy remarkable medieval features, including the sculped roof vaults.