We are in the last few days of our snowdrop season and the flowers are just beginning to fade. There is still plenty to see with lots of beautiful hellebores in full bloom and the earliest of the daffodils just beginning to come through.
Our opening hours are changing after Sunday 6th March. From Monday 7th March to Sunday 3rd April our opening hours will be Thursday-Sunday, 11am-4pm. (Closed Monday-Wednesday.) Entry at the High Street Gate.
Walsingham Abbey Grounds were closed today, Friday 18th February, due to the high winds forecast with Storm Eunice.
We expect to be open as usual on Saturday 19th February.
We are thrilled to see the snowdrops once again reaching their peak flowering. As a result we are very busy this week (half term week).
We would like to remind visitors that when the weather is inclement, our paths may become wet and muddy. Please bear in mind that you will be walking across wet grassy meadows, in woodland and by a river and will need appropriate footwear to avoid slipping – wellies or trainers with good soles offering some grip are ideal.
We love to see children here enjoying themselves in the fresh air, gathering sticks and having fun, however do please remember that the ruins of Walsingham Abbey are a Scheduled Ancient Monument, the highest category of listed buildings. Please make sure that children do not climb on the ruins. This is for their safety as well as for conservation reasons. It may look like a pile of old stones, but they have been there for a long time and we want to keep it that way.
We try to keep prohibitive notices around the grounds to a minimum, relying on visitors’ common sense. Thank you for your understanding.
Snowdrop season 2022
We are delighted to say we have spotted the first snowdrops in the grounds, and that we will be open for snowdrop walks from Monday 24th January-Sunday 6th March, daily 10am-4pm.
Admission will be at the High Street Gate. We will be operating a one-way system to avoid congestion, with exit through The Shirehall Museum. Admission is £6 adult, £2.50 child 6-16 (under 6 free).
We are especially pleased to be opening the museum (and shop!) for the first time since March 2020.
Wearing face coverings is no longer a legal requirement indoors, but we would appreciate it if you would kindly wear a mask in the Museum and shop. Mask wearing is still recommended in confined spaces.
Dogs on leads are welcome.