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image for Historical Event item typeBrother Thomas, the Cellarer at Tintern Abbey (Cadw)

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Historical Event, from 20 Apr 2019

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Brother Thomas

Brother Thomas

Address

Tintern,
Chepstow,
Monmouthshire,
NP16 6SE

Events at this Venue

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. Our 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 10am until 4pm, and will give tours at 11am and 3pm, and a presentation in the Outer Parlour at 1pm.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsGift shopPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Disabled access

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

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 18 May 2019 10:00 to 16:00
Sat 15 Jun 2019 10:00 to 16:00
Tours at 11:00 & 13:00.

Prices

Normal admission prices apply.

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    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: 5.5 miles from Chepstow station

    Facilities

    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • 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.