Archive for April, 2017

Based in the Tithe Barn we aim to deliver a high quality learning provision through a varied range of services including workshops for schools and events.


The history of St Mary’s can be used with a wide range of other contexts to generate engaging learning pathways. Tudor clothing, food, music, childhood and pastimes, medieval and Tudor medicine, history of St Mary’s Priory as told by a monk and a visit to the Abbot’s Garden. It also therefore provides a particularly rich context for cross-curricular and skills focussed work.


Our aim is simply to engage new and diverse audiences and promote the heritage of the St Mary’s Priory both in the local and wider community. The underlying principal in all our work will be active learning with an appropriate measure of fun!

In a new initiative we are holding a day for home schoolers on June 22nd from 10am.


Meet the Tudors (KS2)

Planning to study the Tudors or the Age of Princes? We can help with workshops and information boxes Including:

  • Tudor Music
  • Medieval and Tudor Medicine
  • Tudor Childhood & Pastimes
  • Tudor Food Authentic Costumes
  • Tudor Herbs and Plants in the Abbots Garden
  • Age of Princes Timeline and Information
  • Meet the Monk:  Our resident New Monastic Community also lead workshops on The life of a Monk– in costume St Mary’s Priory in Tudor Times Christianity at St Mary’s Priory


We also have an exhibition area with interactive displays and house the Abergavenny Tapestry which covers much of the history of the town.

Get in Touch For more information or to book  call 01873 858787 or email: enquiries@stmarys-priory,org


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We are Open from 10am -3pm on Bank Holiday Mondays in May- pop and see us!

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We are open on Good Friday & Easter Monday from 10am – 3pm, but are closed on Easter Day

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