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Step back in time with Brother Thomas and learn what life was like as a monk in Tintern Abbey. Our sympathetic brother will give you inside information about the monks’ rituals and responsibilities.

As the cellarer of Tintern Abbey, Brother Thomas (a Cistercian monk) will be able to tell you all there is to know (and perhaps some things you shouldn’t know!) about the workings of the abbey, his fellow monks, the lay brothers and other ‘less religious’ people!

You will learn about the daily life of the monks at the abbey, including their monastic duties, hygiene and eating habits, as well as the numerous religious services they would have to attend throughout the day.

How to visit

•    purchase your admission tickets on arrival (or book online)*
•    check event times and prices below

*You do not need to book tickets for this event. Pre-booked tickets are non-refundable.

Event Notice

During extreme weather conditions we may need to close monuments at short notice, please check our social media channels before visiting to ensure the site is open and safe to visit.

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Event times

Day Times
Sat 29 Apr 2023
10:00 - 16:00
Sat 20 May 2023
10:00 - 16:00
Sat 24 Jun 2023
10:00 - 16:00
Sat 22 Jul 2023
10:00 - 16:00
Sat 19 Aug 2023
10:00 - 16:00
Sat 16 Sep 2023
10:00 - 16:00
Sat 14 Oct 2023
10:30 - 15:30
Sat 11 Nov 2023
10:30 - 15:30
Sat 16 Dec 2023
10:30 - 15:30
Admission prices
Category Price
Member - Join now
Disabled and companion
Juniors (Aged 5-17) / Students
Seniors (Aged 65+)

*Admits 2 adults and up to 3 children 

All children under 5 receive free entry.

Blue Light Card holders receive 10% off admission (not available online)

For full site information, including seasonal opening times and facilities, please visit the Tintern Abbey monument page.