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Jewel Tower

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Abingdon St | Westminster, London SW1P 3JX, England
+44 20 7222 2219
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The history of the Jewel House is a fascinating one but English Heritage failed to explain it in any depth. I got snippets of information stuck to the walls in each room and some meagre displays. No use of multi-media, which would have explained the...More

Thank Rik298
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small building and it will take about 40 minutes to see everything. It was included in my London pass and since I was in the area decided to stop in and take a look. Very interesting information and items on display but...More

Thank spgreen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As you'd imagine from it's name, the Jewel Tower was built to house treasure in the 14th century. Laterly, in the 16th century it was subsequently used to house parliamentary records. It's a small three-story building but has a huge wealth of history, having originally...More

Thank Marty B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Of the times I have been to London, I have never been to the Jewel Tower. The entry fee is £6, but as I am a Life Member of Historic Scotland, I get free entry. There is a mutual agreement that English Heritage members get...More

Thank Donald M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stop by and see the Jewel's and learn about the history of the jewels. Get there early to avoid the long queue. Use your London Pass to visit!

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Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

The original place for the Crown Jewels. A nice treat slightly if the nearer parj due to the attractions next to it. Nice cafe too.

Thank Laurence B
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

An interesting piece of history. Young children may get bored as there isn't much here for them but anybody who loves history will enjoy their visit.

Thank PatriciaPierce83
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

It's located near to the Westminster Abbey, which is a part of Abbey. It was used to place jewels of monarch. There is not much to see, I would like to suggest not to make a separate visit. Coz there are so many things to...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

As members of English Heritage we visited this building, just behind houses of Parliamment. But although some elements were intresting and unique, susch as the old founadtion poles, the overall remains a rather simple museum.

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

This is a very small exhibit located near Westminster that discusses the primary uses of the Jewel Tower and some of the items that were kept there. A solid portion of the exhibit is recreated or modeled - this may matter to some. The Jewel...More

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Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just
up the road as well. As captivating as the
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Response from KurtD133 | Reviewed this property |
The stairs in the Jewel tower are the original stone steps and tight winding stairs. Very narrow and not a lot of headroom.