Closed for deep winter

The Abbey Grounds, Shirehall Museum and Prison are now closed for the winter.

We look forward to reopening at the earliest sign of spring, with the snowdrops,  from Monday 24th January.


Opening hours in November

From Friday 5th November to Monday 29th November inclusive, we will be open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11am-4pm and Monday 11am-3.30pm.

The Abbey Grounds will be closed from Tuesday 30th November to Sunday 23rd January 2022.

We expect to be able to reopen for our 2022 snowdrop season from Monday 24th January but this will be confirmed nearer the time.

Opening hours from May 31st 2021

We are pleased to say that from Monday May 31st we are extending our opening to Monday-Saturday.  Due to unforeseen circumstances we will however be closed on Wednesday 2nd June.

Visiting hours on Monday will be 11am-3.30pm. Tuesday -Saturday 11am-4pm. Entry at the High Street Gate. Card payments only.

We are now required to ask for contact details for everyone over 16 for NHS track and trace. The easiest way to do this is with the QR code on the posters at the entrance with the NHS Covid 19 app. Paper forms are available.


April 2021

Spring is definitely here, and we are pleased to say that Walsingham Abbey Grounds will reopen from Thursday 8th April.

Opening days and hours for April will be Thursday – Saturday, 11am-4pm with entry at the High Street Gate.

Please remember that it remains essential to continue to comply with social distancing rules.

No booking is required. Payments are by card only.

Government guidelines apply:

  • You can meet outdoors either in a group of 6 (from any number of households), or in a group of any size from up to 2 households (a household can include an existing support bubble, if eligible)

February 2021

Walsingham Abbey Grounds will be open for local exercise from Friday 26th February until Sunday 7th March inclusive.

We will then review our opening for the period from Monday 8th March up until Easter. 

Open 11am-4pm at the High Street Gate.

Walsingham Abbey Grounds is permitted to be open as a public open space, a category which includes heritage gardens.

Please remember that it is essential to continue to comply with social distancing rules, use the sanitiser provided and pay by card.

Government guidelines are:

You should minimise time spent outside your home, but you can leave your home to exercise. This should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area.

You can exercise in a public outdoor place:

  • by yourself
  • with the people you live with
  • with your support bubble (if you are legally permitted to form one)
  • in a childcare bubble where providing childcare
  • or, when on your own, with 1 person from another household

January 2021

Just they start to appear, we are sad to say that we will not be opening for snowdrops as planned, which was to be from 25th January.
We are very much hoping that it will be possible to open later in the season.
Meanwhile here’s a little clump of galanthus nivalis in a sunny spot earlier this week.