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Historical Event, from 14 Apr 2017

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Brother Thomas

Brother Thomas

Address

Tintern,
Chepstow,
Monmouthshire,
NP16 6SE

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Details

The daily life and duties of a Cistercian monk at Tintern Abbey in the 14th Century.

Brother Thomas will tell you all about his life as a monk at Tintern Abbey, including his daily duties, eating, habits and hygiene. The sympathetic and helpful brother will give you inside information about the monks’ rituals and responsibilities. As the cellarer of Tintern Abbey, he will be able to tell you all that is to know (and perhaps some things you shouldn’t know!) about the workings of the abbey, his fellow monks, the lay brothers and other ‘less religious’ people! You will learn about the daily life of the monks at the abbey, including their monastic duties, hygiene and eating habits, as well as the numerous religious services they would have to attend throughout the day.

Brother Thomas will be available from 10:00 to 16:00 (10:30 to 15:30 November & December), and will give tours at 11:00, 13:00 & 15:00 (14:30 Nov & Dec).

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled accessDisabled toiletsGift shopPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Disabled access

Free on site parking, Cycle stands on site/nearby, Exhibition, Portable induction loop.

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 14 - Mon 17 Apr 2017 10:00 to 16:00
Sat 17 Jun 2017 10:00 to 16:00
Sat 19 Aug 2017 10:00 to 16:00
Sat 16 Sep 2017 10:00 to 16:00
Sat 21 Oct 2017 10:00 to 16:00
Sat 18 Nov 2017 10:30 to 15:30
Sat 16 Dec 2017 10:30 to 15:30
Tours at 11:00, 13:00 & 15:00 (14:30 Nov & Dec).

Prices

Normal admission prices apply.

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SO 533000  Lat: 51.69749 Long: -2.67667

M4 Eastbound Junction 23 & M48 or Westbound Junction 21 & M48. Leave the M48 at Junction 2 & A466 for Chepstow; continue on this road (signed for Monmouth) to Tintern and Abbey signed to right.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 6 miles from Chepstow station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Free on site parking, Cycle stands on site/nearby, Exhibition, Portable induction loop.