Arti­san pro­duce from monas­tic com­mu­ni­ties

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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What’s On

Medieval Sam­pling Sup­per

Every Thurs­day night @ 6pm


Bath’s Open Her­itage week

Join Ora et Lab­ora in Bath

from 25th Oct — 2nd Novem­ber




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oraet­lab­ora­bath Ready for Half Term? Book now for Medieval Craft Activ­i­ties daily 10am-5pm at Ora et Lab­ora –make your own…
oraet­lab­ora­bath Who are these new novices at Ora et Lab­ora? Too much pray­ing and work­ing I think!
oraet­lab­ora­bath A warm wel­come to Kaplan Lan­guage School, who are attend­ing our Medieval Sup­per tonight — we hope you have an enjoy­able evening!