Abbey Habits

What was it like to be a monk in the Abbey?

Plenty of ale and wine to drink, but a strict diet and a punishing life of prayers, stern rules, and hard work. We discover the fascinating daily life of a community that created and controlled the town, promoted learning, fed the poor, and guarded the shrine of St Edmund.

Abbey Habits runs monthly at 11.00 am on 15 April, 14 May, 18 June, 19 July, 29 August, 21 September and 23 October, and at 6.00pm on 1 April.

Tours start on Angel Hill, opposite the Abbey Gate, and last 90 minutes. Tours are in English and are suitable for all ages and abilities. Please let us know beforehand if you have any special access requirements. We regret that we cannot accept dogs (apart from assistance dogs) on our tours.

Adults £7.50, U-18s £4, U-5s free, Family of four (max 2 adults) £20.

Tickets must be booked online in advance. Booking closes one hour before the start of the tour.

For your safety and comfort we ask you to read current government advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19) before your tour.

We look forward to welcoming you!