Dorchester Abbey is a unique building,in an area of spiritual significance for 6000 years, offering visitors an inspiring and educational opportunity that is welcoming, engaging and inclusive. Built by Augustinian Canons(1140-1340)on the site of a Saxon Cathedral, the Abbey is acclaimed for its outstanding architecture. We aim to share, inspire and enrich visitors' experience through their engagement with the history and spirituality of the Abbey.
Heritage site, Sacred space
08.00 to dusk
Entrance to the Abbey is free.
Booked Adult party visit: Â£2.00
Booked School party visit: Â£2.25/Â£3.25
Superb, versatile venue for concerts, drama, dance, group metings, dining, reflection, artistic installations and exhibitions.
Cloister Gallery collection displays 'fragments of time' from Dorchester Abbey's architecture, dating from c.1100 to 1400.
Architecture, Design, Religion
Key artists and exhibits
- Architectural development from Norman to Gothic
- Medieval Monastic Coffins
Activities available at Dorchester Abbey
How to obtain
Some worksheets are available to download free from www.dorchester-abbey.org.uk
Other materials available at pre-visit meeting after booking
Contact Education Officer 01865 343164 or firstname.lastname@example.org
John Piper and the Church Schools Education Leaflet
Information covering the activities available in connection with the John Piper exhibition, 21 April to 10 June 2012.
01865 341192/01865 340007
Education Department, group bookings