Visiting times may be altered last minute over the Advent and Christmas period. Please refer to our opening times (see below) before your visit.

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.

Opening Hours

As an active working church 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:


Saturday 3: Closed from 11.45 for Shoppers' Carols

Monday 5: Open from 12.30

Saturday 10: Closed from 11.45 for Shoppers' Carols

Saturday 24 December: Open 10.00-13.00

Sunday 25 - Monday 26 December: Closed

Tuesday 27 – Saturday 31 December - Open 10.00-16.00


Sunday 1 January - Closed

Monday 2 January - Open 10.00-16.00

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.

Public Health Information

Government guidance for Covid-19 has changed with many restrictions easing. Before you attend a service, we ask you to please read our Covid-19 safety measures for services.


Bath Abbey may be a stepping stone into the past, but we’re also proudly looking to the future with our innovative Footprint project. This pioneering £19.3million initiative is helping to preserve the beautiful space we have and open it up in new ways – to be enjoyed in its full glory by future generations.


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.
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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.