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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oraetlaborabath Last few places available, (and going fast!), for Medieval Sampling Supper - Thurs 21 August at 6pm - book now...
oraetlaborabath Ora et Labora is proud to be offering a Feast for a Tenner as part of the Great Bath Feast October 2014. Book now!
oraetlaborabath Don't forget to pop in for some holiday craft - candle making and brass rubbing available every day in the school holidays!
Enjoy an exclusive tour through beautiful Somerset countryside and explore Downside Abbey with Brother Benet - depart 10am every Thursday.  Medieval Sampling Suppers  Thursdays 6pm  - bookings taken School Holiday workshops - make a beeswax candle or create a brass rubbing. New pear brandy exclusive to Ora et Labora - now in...