Visitor information


Walsingham Abbey Grounds is now open to visitors.

The Shirehall Museum and Prison remain closed.

We have adapted our entry procedures to make sure it is safe for everyone, visitors and colleagues, for us to open.

The Abbey grounds and ruins are in the open air, and our entrance for now will be at in Walsingham High Street, at the medieval Gatehouse. Admission will be by contactless card payments only.

The Crypt and Walsingham 950 Time Line display will also be open.

We ask that you kindly remember social distancing, and give way and allow space for others as needed.

Our toilets will be closed. Please use the public conveniences which are beside  our entrance.

Opening hours are daily, 11am-4pm with last entry at 3.30pm 

Adult £5.50. Child 6-16 £2.50. Under 6 free

Admission will be by contactless card payments only

Hand sanitiser is available for use at the entrance

Season tickets from £16.00 single. Please enquire at the admission desk.

Historic Houses logoHistoric Houses Walsingham Abbey offers FREE admission to Members of Historic Houses. We will be scanning members’ cards at the gate using the Historic Houses phone app, please place your card on the counter for scanning.

Join Historic Houses using our code WALS10 for £5 discount on membership


Walsingham lies about half way between Fakenham and Wells-next-the Sea in North Norfolk.

Walsingham Abbey is in the centre of the village of Little Walsingham.



Pay and display at the Mill Car Park, about 2 minutes walk from our entrance. Card payments taken.

Turning into the car park is from Common Place if coming from the south, or via Cokers Hill from Egmere Road if from the west.

Coaches. Walsingham’s coach park is currently closed. 

There is a width limit on entry to Walsingham on the Fakenham Road, please take note.

Route to the Coach Park when open (pay and display): from the south/Fakenham Road is to turn left via Blind Dick’s Lane to Sandy Lane.

Access from the west is via Egmere Road, turning into Sandy Lane opposite the Wells-Walsingham Light Railway station.

Access in the Abbey Grounds

A mix of gravel paths, earth paths through woodland and mown grass paths on the meadow. All can be muddy and slippery especially in snowdrop season or after heavy rain. Stout outdoor footwear as for a country walk is recommended.

Dogs are welcome, but must be kept on a lead.

Wheelchair users can reach some, but not all, of the site. There is level access at the entrance and through the Shirehall Museum to the Grounds.  We have a mix of gravel, grass, and some boarded pathways. The meadow grass path is mown regularly, many of the woodland paths are unsurfaced trodden earth. The site slopes gently as it spans a river valley, with uphill slope on the return to the entrance.  We have a manual wheelchair available to borrow, please phone, or email or simply ask at the admission desk, if you would like to use it.