English Heritage: Jewel Tower


Part of the original Palace of Westminster. Standing just opposite the Houses of Parliament, this originally moated medieval tower is one of only two surviving remnants of the great Royal Palace of Westminster. Built in c.1365 by Edward III, it guarded the 'King's Privy Wardrobe', a treasury of personal royal valuables and rich robes.

The interior displays a fine 14th century bibbed vaulted ceiling and an exhibition covering all three floors of the tower that highlights Jewel Tower's history and changing role over the centuries. Features 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.

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Prices and Opening Times
Adult Ticket: £4.00 (USD5.84) per ticket
Child Ticket: £2.40 (USD3.50) per ticket
Concession Ticket: £3.60 (USD5.26) per ticket

English Heritage members gain free entry.

Gain discounted entry by purchasing an English Heritage Overseas Visitor's Pass. Please check the website for more details.

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Opening Times:

Monday - Sunday, 10:00 - 18:00 (1 April - 30 September 2014).

1 October - 2 November 2014, open Monday - Sunday, 10:00 - 17:00.

3 November - 29 March, open Saturday and Sunday only, 10:00 - 16:00.

Holiday opening times for this period:

Christmas Eve (24 Dec 2014) - Closed

Christmas Day (25 Dec 2014) - Closed

Boxing Day (26 Dec 2014) - Closed

New Year's Eve (31 Dec 2014) - Closed

New Year's Day (1 Jan 2015) - Closed

Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

Venue Details & Map

English Heritage: Jewel Tower

Abingdon Street
+44 (0)20 7222 2219
Public transport:
Opposite to the south end of the Houses of Parliament. 3/4 mile from Victoria Station.
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