School Visits

School and University Groups (10 people or more) are very welcome to visit and explore the Abbey at their own leisure and/or with their own guide. However, we do ask all groups to check availability of dates and times and to book in your visit in advance.

To avoid disappointment, we recommend that you make your booking at least four weeks in advance.

Types of Visit

Self-guided visit This allows you to visit and explore the Abbey on your own, while carrying out your own prepared work. Our volunteer Stewards are generally available from 10am to answer questions.
Notes for teachers/group coordinators We offer a Welcome to Bath Abbey leaflet upon arrival and if a primary school class would like to there is a quiz.  We can also arrange to send you pdf versions of our History webpages which gives an accurate and interesting insight into how the Abbey has changed over the years, the architecture and interesting characters in the Abbey’s past.
Guided tour Price: £5.00 per person, maximum no. of 12 visitors per guide. This is a general tour, offering a brief history of the Abbey and its architecture, conducted by one of our team of experienced and friendly volunteers. It lasts approximately an hour and is suitable for English speakers and pupils in Sixth Form or above. If you have pupils who are younger but are studying History as a specialist subject, we can sometimes make an exception, so please do get in touch to check.

Gift Bags

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.

Risk Assessment Form

We provide a draft risk assessment document on request.

Please note that children must be supervised by an adult at all times during their visit to Bath Abbey. Your group visit may happen while an event or service is taking place. We would be grateful if you could encourage your pupils to be as quiet as possible and respectful during these times, as well as during their visit to our Chapels as we try and keep these peaceful areas for quiet prayer.

 

 

Chidlren stopd up singing and doing activities with an energetic group leader with his arms outstretched