Group and School Visits

We welcome groups to visit and explore the Abbey at their own leisure and/or with their own guide. Groups of 10 or more are required to book in advance. To avoid disappointment, we recommend that you make your booking at least four weeks in advance. Whilst we make every effort to welcome everyone to the Abbey, we cannot always accommodate unbooked groups.

Types of group visits

Self-guided visit  We provide information leaflets in 27 different languages. Our volunteer Stewards are generally available from 10am to answer questions. We offer a special group discount for guidebooks at £4.00 each (Usual price £5.00). Available in English, the full-colour guidebook gives a fascinating insight into the Abbey and is the ideal souvenir of your group visit. To reserve guidebooks at this special group price please let us know on booking.

Adults £4, Children / Student £2, Tour guides Free

Educational visit Bath Abbey has been witness to many significant events in history, ranging from its time as an Anglo-Saxon monastery to the present day. As a result, it can be a wonderful resource for visiting schools by helping bring history to life. Equally, in its role as a living place of worship, the Abbey provides an opportunity to understand what the Christian religion means today as part of a wonderful cross-curricular experience. We offer a Welcome to Bath Abbey leaflet upon arrival and if a primary school class would like to there is a quiz. To help you prepare for your visit please look at our History webpages.

We offer special individual gift bags for pre-booked schools. Price: £2.50 per student. Please let us know if you require gift bags on booking.

Adults £4, Children / Student £2, Teachers Free

Bespoke Talks and Tours We are able to offer bespoke talks and tours for special interest groups. Please contact us if you would like to discuss any requirements for your visit.

Price on request.

Health and Safety

Children must be supervised by an adult at all times during their visit.

We can provide a risk assessment on request.

Contact Us

To find out more, discuss your needs and arrange a visit, please contact our Visitor Services Team on  +44 (0)1225 303 310 or email

A group visit being welcomed at Bath Abbey

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Group Tower Tours

We can arrange private tours of the Tower. Social groups, corporate events, Church groups, guides and scouts and many others have all enjoyed climbing the Tower. You can even bring a drink to enjoy at the top! Group tours must be booked in advance.

For further information and to make a group booking please call 01225 422462 or email

You need to be reasonably fit and in good health to climb the narrow stone spiral staircases - there are 212 steps in total, climbed in two stages with an interval in-between. Our Health & Safety terms and minimum age applies for group bookings also.


Behind The Scenes Group Tours

For groups of 8-15 people, we can arrange tours of the ongoing building and restoration work in the Abbey. You'll get to 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. Thanks to our experienced guides, 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 from Wessex Archaeology have found along the way.

Tours last around 1hr 15 mins with a maximum of 15 people per tour. 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.

Tickets: Adults £10, Children £5 (suitable for ages 7+), 2 for 1 for Discovery Card holders. For groups of 10 or more the following discount applies: Adults £9, Children £4. 

To book a group tour or for more details, please contact our Visitor Services Team on +44 (0)1225 303 310 or

Visitors enjoying Behind the Scenes tours at Bath Abbey