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Westminster Abbey is one of the world's great churches, with a history stretching back over a thousand years. A royal church from its first beginnings, it still has the shrine of its principal founder, the Anglo-Saxon king and saint, Edward the Confessor, at the heart of the building. Since Edward's death in 1066 his successors have come to this church to be crowned, and seventeen of them lie buried within its walls. More than a million people now visit Westminster Abbey each year, and millions more across the globe know it through the televising of events like the Royal Wedding.
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The Measure of All Things
- 15 July — 30 November 2014 *on now
A new exhibition of paintings by Hughie O'Donoghue in the Chapter House of Westminster Abbey which are the artist’s response to ‘the legacy of loss and how we remember things’. The large-scale powerful works, oil on canvas, are influenced by the artist’s father’s service in the British Army, his own visits to the battlefields of the First and Second World Wars, and his chance find in a French antiques shop of a young woman’s photo-album of holidays in Northern France in 1903 and 1904.
- Any age
Free admission to exhibition but admission prices to Westminster Abbey still apply.