Malmesbury is a truly wonderful place to visit for the day or for a short break.
Our stewards count approximately 65,000 visitors through the Abbey's Norman porch
We try to keep the Abbey open every single day, but
we do close after Christmas & New Year’s Day and also for occasional services,
conferences, filming, organ tuning or maintenance. Please check this site for closure
details but do contact us
if you would
like to be absolutely sure that we are open on the day you plan to visit. We never mind
a phone call or an e-mail.
Our normal opening times are 9am-5pm (4pm during
the winter). Each day life at the Abbey begins with Morning Prayer in St Aldhelm's Chapel
at 9am (Holy Communion on a Sunday). Please visit our
page if you would like to join us for
worship; you are really very welcome.
As well as exploring the beautiful 12th century Abbey, the grounds, the
Abbey Café and our bookshop, you can also spend time at Abbey House Gardens
the Athelstan Museum
and explore the numerous shops, restaurants and pubs in town.
are also only
a very short drive away.