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Almonry Heritage Centre

Almonry Heritage Centre

Address

Abbey Gate,
Evesham,
Worcestershire,
WR11 4BG

Details

This 14th Century building was once home to the Almoner of the Benedictine Abbey that was founded at Evesham in the 8th Century.

Following the closure of the Abbey by Henry VIII, the Almonry became the personal home of the last Abbot, Philip Ballard, whilst the rest of the Abbey buildings were sold to Sir Philip Hoby who arranged for the quarrying of the stone.

Today, the Almonry, two churches, bell tower and cloister arch are all that remain of what was reportedly the third largest abbey in England.

The Almonry has had a varied career: ale house, offices, tea rooms, private home, until it was finally purchased by Evesham Borough Council in 1929. In 1957 it opened as a Heritage Centre owned and funded by the council: the Vale of Evesham Historical Society have acted as honorary custodians since the opening.

Today the Almonry houses a collection that spans the prehistoric to the 20th Century. Displayed over 12 rooms and a garden, the emphasis is on how Evesham has developed and grown during this time. There are exhibitions about the Abbey, the battle of Evesham in 1265, horticulture in the area, Anglo-Saxon burial treasure, 18th Century clothing and the impact of war upon this little market town.

For children, this is a wonderful place full of exciting treasures to discover: let Brother Oswald guide them through the rooms in their very own trail!

Baby changing facilitiesCredit cards accepted (no fee)Education/study areaFacilities for educational visitsGift shopAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Please note we are closed on Wednesdays.

Opening details

10am - 5pm Monday - Saturday
2pm - 5pm Sunday (March - end October only)
Last entry to the Almonry is at 4pm.

Prices

Adults - £3.00
Seniors (over 60) and Students - £2.00
Children under 11 - FREE

Location

Directions

See location of Almonry Heritage Centre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SP 037437  Lat: 52.09178 Long: -1.94626

By road: we are located on the junction of Abbey Road and Vine Street. Satnav users; enter postcode WR11 4BD for the nearest short-stay car park.

By public transport, bus and rail: walk down from the stations, heading south and the Almonry is on the left hand side of the road, past the churchyard.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Evesham Railway Station station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Please note we are closed on Wednesdays.