UPDATED 06/01/21: During lockdownthe Abbey is open only for private prayer and reflection (Mon-Sun, 12-2pm). The Abbey (including Tower & Shop) is closed for general sightseeing and visiting until further notice. In support of the Government's request for the public to stay at home, there will be no services in the Abbey; instead, we will be offering worship online and via social media.

What to see. When to visit.

Whether it’s to pause and reflect or light a candle, discover centuries of history or simply enjoy the architecture, you’re always welcome at Bath Abbey.

What to do if you have...

15 minutes

Have a quick walk around The Abbey, and...

  • Light a candle to remember a loved one
  • Admire the carved angels that can be found all around the Abbey
  • Look up at the original fan vaulted ceiling dating from the 1500s. Parts of it weren't completed until the 1860's, so see if you can spot the difference.
half an hour
an hour

Every year, we enjoy welcoming hundreds of thousands of people through our doors. Some travel from many miles away. Others are local and part of our parish. No matter where you come from or how long you stay, you’ll find plenty to see and do here.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: During this time of uncertainty, the Abbey might look a little different and you might have to do things differently for a while, but know, you are very welcome. We've made changes to our processes and procedures to ensure your visit is as enjoyable and as safe as possible. To find out more, please see our Keeping you safe page.




Bath Abbey may be a stepping stone into the past, but we’re also proudly looking to the future with our innovative Footprint project. So, if you visit while areas of the Abbey are closed off due to building work. It’s just temporary, while we carefully restore the Abbey’s floor and install an eco-friendly underfloor heating system using Bath's famous hot springs.


Opening Hours

As a working church that plays an active role in the community, the Abbey is at times closed for general visiting due to services or special events. Please see changes and variations to opening times below.

Where do your donations go?

Thank you for supporting Bath Abbey. It’s thanks to your generosity that we can fund our mission and ministry, and preserve the history of this beautiful church for everyone to enjoy, as it continues to be a cornerstone of our community.

Suggested donation

  • Adult £5
  • Children & Students £2.50
  • Families £12

If you would like to know more about how your donations make a difference, please watch this short video.