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“Quaint structure”
Review of Jewel Tower

Jewel Tower
Ranked #736 of 1,892 things to do in London
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

This is a small little museum where some royalty used to keep there jewels and treasures. It is not a very big place. In fact I would be surprised if you spent more than 45 minutes looking at everything in here. It was nice, but if I did not have the London Pass I would not pay to view what was up the stairs.

Thank Dachemezt
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

The Jewel Tower is hidden behind Westminster Abbey and I'm sure most people overlook it. It is one of only 2 remaining remnants of the original Palace of Westminster and includes a bit of the original castle walls. The Tower was originally used as the royal family's closet. Over time, it became the archives for Parliament and the office of Standards and Measures.

There is a brand new exhibit that shows the original Palace configurations, how the Parliamentary Archives were stored, etc. It's charming. The building itself also demonstrates how the royal needs changed over time as this "closet" was, relatively speaking, quite small.

It's included in the London Pass and it's worth stopping in before/after you visit the Abbey or Houses of Parliament. (Note that there is a narrow spiral staircase you must use to visit.)

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Reviewed July 10, 2013

This is of little value, so don't make a special trip to see it. But it is free with the London Pass, so if you are at the houses of Parliament anyway, then stop in for a quick look.

Thank Garry M
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

We visited the Jewel Tower mainly because it was included in our London Pass. It turned out to be a nice little museum with some fascinating history and great interactive exhibits. I'm glad we didn't miss it.

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Reviewed April 15, 2013

Behind Westminster Abbey and alongside the Palace of Westminster, stands hidden the Jewel Tower. This small tower was originally the tower where England's monarchs kept their jewels and other valuables safe. Over the years its use changed and it became the repository for documents requiring the monarchs assent. The tower is worth a visit but access involves a steep stone staircase which is not for the very unfit or disabled.

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