Jewel Tower - English Heritage

Jewel Tower - English Heritage
Abingdon Street, Westminster
Greater London



020 7222 2219

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A medieval tower

The Jewel Tower dates back over 700 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. It displays a fascinating exhibition about the history of Parliament "Parliament Past and Present", and the second floor includes panels telling the story of this small but important building.

Don't miss our exhibition on the history of Parliament, ornate ceiling carvings from the 13th century and the history of Weights and Measures.

Venue Type:

Heritage site, Historic house or home

Opening hours

1-31 Oct daily 11am-4.30pm, 1 Nov-31 Mar Sat-Sun 10am-4pm, Closed 24-26 Dec & 1 Jan

Admission charges



  • English Heritage

Collection details

Social History, Law and Order