Tours of the Abbey and Library

Join Downside Abbey for a tour of the Abbey Church and Monastery Library.

The new windows in the Monastery Library are finished, which means we are open again for tours. 

Tours can be booked online and purchased either for yourself or as a gift. Gifts include a certificate in a presentation wallet. Once booked, you or the recipient can contact us to arrange a time.  

Visitors will enjoy a two hour of the Abbey and Library, featuring all the major points in the church including the Shrine of St Oliver Plunkett, the tomb of Cardinal Gasquet and our beautiful 15th century wooden Madonna. In the library we display a selection of our most exciting and beautiful books, likely to include medieval illuminations. If there is something specific you would like to see, please let us know beforehand and we will do our best to cater for you. 

To book a tour online, click here. Alternatively, you can contact us to arrange. We can take larger groups and arrange for catering if you would like.