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Taste of The Monastery Tour & Lunch

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What’s on at the Monastery? Alongside our regular open days, we also run an exciting programme of events, activities, talks, concerts and performances. Use the search bar below to discover what's on and what's coming soon at The Monastery.

The Monastery aims to be Open Every Day between 11am- 4pm (except Saturdays) with free entry & free parking. Visitors are most welcome to call in between 11 and 4pm and visit the Heritage Corner but we cannot guarantee that the Great Nave will always be available.

Special Heritage & Visitor Open Days are held all year round on every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday when the Great Nave, Café & Shop are usually open between 11 and 4pm. Tours and talks can also be pre-booked on these open days. Please note, there will be no access to the Nave on Sunday 23rd June due to the Music Action International Concert (our Sunday Taste of The Monastery Tour in June will take place on Sunday June 30th). The Friary and Victorian Pantry will remain open as usual on these days.

A regular programme of community, health, well-being and family activities is also available for everyone to enjoy. Our affordable Community Rooms can be pre-booked for use 7 days of the week between 9am and 5.30pm.

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January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

£9.50 £9.50

Try a Taste of The Monastery for only £9.50pp, including a short walking tour of the former Church, Friary and Garden, plus a tasty lunch in the Victorian Pantry.

We recommend booking in advance to guarantee your place, though you can just turn up on the day. Please pre-book if coming with a group of six or more.

Our 12pm tour on Sunday 27th January is now fully booked, but we have opened a new slot at 1pm. If our 1pm slot becomes full, we will open a new slot at 2pm. Please book in advance if you would like to guarantee your place.


In 2019, our Taste of The Monastery Tours will be available:

  • At 12pm on the 4th Sunday of the month (January-June)
  • At 12pm on Mondays from 11th March to November 2019. Please note, there will be no tour on Monday 6th or 20th May.
  • At 12pm on Tuesdays from 11th March to November 2019, when the Nave is available.

Our next tours will take place on Sunday 27th January and Sunday 24th February. 


January 27
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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January 27 2019 12:00 PM—1:00 PM / £9.50

Please keep checking this page as we are updating frequently with details of new events.

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