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Behind The Scenes Tours

Put on hard hats and take a sneak peek at the historic floor as it is saved from collapse and its 891 memorial stones are conserved. Our Behind the Scenes tours will visit parts of the Abbey that are usually off limits to members of the public, and thanks to our experienced guides, will discover just why there are so many memorial stones on the Abbey floor, why the floor is collapsing, and the complex work carried out to repair the floor as part of our Footprint Project, as well as some of the things the team of archaeologists have found out along the way. 

Tours usually run at 11am and 2pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays and at 2pm on Thursdays. Tours last about 1hr 15 mins. Please see below for variations to these times.

Week commencing 16 September

  • Monday 16 September 11.00am (max 15) and 2.00pm (max 8)
  • Friday 20 September 11.00am (max 8)

Week commencing 23rd September

  • Monday 23 September 11.00am (max 15)
  • Tuesday 24 September 2.00pm (max 8)
  • Friday 27 September 2.00pm (max 15)

Week commencing 30th September

  • Monday 30 September 11.00am (max 15)
  • Tuesday 1 October 11.00am (max 15)
  • Thursday 3 October 2.00pm (max 8)

Unless stated, tours will follow their usual complete route; please check in advance via our website or with a member of staff if you are unsure.

Adults £10, Children £5 (suitable for ages 7+), 2 for 1 for Discovery Card holders
Tickets can be purchased from the Abbey Shop up to 2 days in advance.

Hard hats, hi-vis jackets, and steel toe cap boots will be provided. Due to the nature of the route that the tour takes, it is not fully accessible. If you would like to find out more, please give us a call on 01225422462 and we would be happy to discuss in more detail about how we may accomodate your access needs.