Westminster Abbey, one of London’s most famous Tourist sites, is opening up an area of the Medieval Church previously closed off to the public, where some 300 items chronicling its thousand-year history will go on display.

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries are in the 13th-Century Triforium, some 16 Metres above the floors of the Church used for Royal coronations and weddings as well as a resting place for famous britons.

From the Westminster retable altarpiece to the Funeral effigy head of King Henry vii, displayed items are exhibited along four themes – “Building Westminster Abbey”, “Worship and Daily life”, “Westminster Abbey and the Monarchy” and “the Abbey and National Memory”.