Ora et Labora

Discover Bath’s monastic heritage.

Within the original cloisters of Bath Abbey, Ora et Labora offers visitors a unique glimpse of monastic life in medieval Bath.


Experience the history of Bath Abbey from the perspective of those who lived and worked within its cloisters – hear the Gregorian chants and follow the daily cycle of prayer and work that inspired a small community to transform the abbey from a provincial priory into a vast Norman Cathedral.


Ora et Labora showcases the very best of monastic produce from England and beyond.

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Enjoy an exclusive tour through beautiful Somerset countryside and explore Downside Abbey - depart 10am every Thursday.  Medieval Sampling Suppers  Thursdays 6pm - 8pm - bookings talen School Holiday workshops - make a beeswax candle or create a brass rubbing. New pear brandy exclusive to Ora et Labora - now in stock. Limited selection of...