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


Medieval Lunch Plat­ters

Every Wednes­day, 12-2pm


Children’s Craft

Hand’s on His­tory Craft.

Activites every Mon­day in

the school hol­i­days



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oraet­lab­ora­bath Ora et Lab­ora moves to Wals­ing­ham in Nor­folk! Fol­low­ing 2 years of suc­cess In Bath, the Ora et Lab­ora Project…
oraet­lab­ora­bath New in stock — ‘Brew it your­self’ — a friendly guide to turn­ing sur­plus fruits into a fan­tas­tic vari­ety of drinks — by Two Thirsty Gar­den­ers
oraet­lab­ora­bath Wel­come to Down­side Abbey — wish­ing you every suc­cess with your week of Bene­dic­tine Events in Bath this week.