Visiting the Abbey

Opening times and access

The Abbey is open 365 days a year, 8.00 am - 6.00 pm (summer) / 8.00 am - dusk (winter), and entry is free.

On occasion, the building may not be fully accessible if in use for services, weddings, concerts, recordings, repair or restoration work. To ensure you are not disappointed, please check the services and events listings or telephone the parish office before you come. If you are planning a group visit or tour, it is essential to pre-book with the parish office.

Disabled access: Ramp into Abbey and Cloister Gallery, Disabled toilet

See Museum and Tea Room for their opening times.

How to find us


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If you can't see the Google Map above, you may have javascript turned off, or have an unsupported browser. The Abbey's address is High St, Dorchester, OX10 7HH. See map.

You can also find directions on the Dorchester Village website.

The Abbey has no car park. Please use the free public car park in Bridge End, directly opposite the Abbey. There is limited street parking but visitors are asked not to cause congestion or to inconvenience local residents.

For major events, follow signs for Abbey Parking (free) in the recreation ground, which is marked on the map above. Buses may park in the bus stop space at the end of the Rose Walk.

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