During February half term, Bath Abbey is running family friendly tours for children and the young at heart. On the tours visitors will hear – and take part in – some fabulous stories and discover some of the hidden treasures of the Abbey along the way. Guides will bring alive their favourite stories from the Abbey’s 1,300 year history and keep you entertained with little-known-facts.
These family friendly tours will be running on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th February. They begin at 10.15 each day and run hourly up to (and including one at) 16.15. Each tour lasts 30 minutes. Tours are free and can be booked on the day on a first come first served basis.
The tours will take visitors from the very beginning of the Abbey’s story and the coronation of King Edgar in the Abbey in 973, through medieval and Tudor times, into the present day.
Visitors will be able to meet historical figures such as the Abbey’s Prior during medieval times, see re-enactments of many of the famous – and not-so-famous – names from the Abbey’s past and those buried within the Abbey’s walls, as well as Abbey staff who today are taking the Abbey into the future with the Footprint project.
Ollie Taylor, Interpretation Officer for Bath Abbey, said:
“These short tours are a fantastic opportunity for local families to have fun and discover more about the Abbey together. They’ll be opportunities to see and hear some amazing stories from the Abbey but also to smell, taste, touch and take part in them too! It’s the first time we’ve run these tours so why not be the first to bring your family to the Abbey for something fun, free, and new!”