Minster Abbey Houses

Minster Abbey

Minster in Thanet
CT12 4HF


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As part of our work of hospitality we welcome the public to view the ancient monastic buildings and beautiful gardens. In these guided tours visitors are given an explanation of the historic background to this ancient site.

Those who come to the abbey for historic tours of the ancient buildings find it interesting to see that it is the home to an actual living community.

Thousands of visitors come to Minster Abbey each year, including groups of historians, archaeologists, students and school children from Kent, all over Britain and overseas.

Tour Hours

Monday to Friday from 2:45 p.m. until 4 p.m.,

(1st May to 30th September only)

Saturday mornings from 11 a.m. until 12:00 noon (Throughout the year)

Tours can also be arranged by appointment, by ringing Sr. Benedict at 01843 821254.

Following the tour visitors are able to visit the abbey shop which sells cards, some hand-craft items made by the sisters, books and religious articles.

Public Toilet facilities with full disability access are provided.

The Gardens are not open to the public outside the specified tour times.

Attraction Details

VenueMinster Abbey
Address, Minster in Thanet, Kent, CT12 4HF
Opening times11am - 4pm
Entry costs
Attraction typeHouses


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