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 daily in the

school hol­i­days



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oraet­lab­ora­bath Day Trip planned for Thurs­day 18 June — join us on our tour to Down­side Abbey, Bishop’s Palace Wells and…
oraet­lab­ora­bath Hand crafted Medieval Draw­string bags now in stock — new range of designs for those in need of tex­tile inspi­ra­tion!
oraet­lab­ora­bath Thanks to our guests who enjoyed Bees Knees Cock­tails whilst lis­ten­ing to Seb­rina our tal­ented cel­list!