Abbey Visitor Centre

The extensive remains of the wealthiest and most powerful Benedictine monastery in England, shrine of St Edmund.

They include the complete 14th century Great Gate and Norman Tower, and the impressive ruins and altered west front of the immense church.

Venue Type:

Museum, Sacred space

Opening hours

Daily 1000-1700

Admission charges


Abbey Visitor Centre
Samson's Tower
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 1RS


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