Tour of Westminster School
Thursday, 29 May 2014 from 16:00 to 17:30 (BST)
Led by one of the archivists from the school and Westminster Abbey.
A rare opportunity to see some of the key buildings of Westminster School, including Ashburnham House with its remarkable 17th Century staircase and ‘School’ - the main hall which was once the monastic dormitory of Westminster Abbey. The tour will also cover salient points in the school’s history, which began as part of the Benedictine Abbey and was re-founded by Elizabeth I in 1560 up to the present day.
Westminster School has existed in one form or another since the 12C. Its alumni include Ben Jonson, Christopher Wren, Robert Hooke, Charles Wesley, Edward Gibbon, Jeremy Bentham, Henry Mayhew, A.A. Milne and Peter Ustinov.
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