The excavated foundations of this once important Abbey, founded over 1000 years ago by King Alfred, lie in a peaceful walled garden, with medieval orchard and extensive herb garden. The museum brings to life the story of the Abbey and its inhabitants with dramatic displays of medieval stonework and an interactive virtual tour. There is a free audio tour, printed guides and children’s activities.
Children (accompanied 16 & under) Free
The museum buildings are currently closed to the public, but the gardens are open Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm until the 31st October.
Full education programme offered by all year by trained education staff.
|Refreshments||A vending machine for hot and cold drinks.|
|Toilets for Wheelchair Users|
|Wheelchair Accessability||Full disabled access and WC in museum, some uneven ground and steps in garden.|
|Facilities for the Blind / Visually Impaired|