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.

Shop with Abbey

What’s On

Medieval Sam­pling Sup­per

Every Thurs­day night @ 6pm


Children’s Craft

Hand’s on His­tory Craft.

Activites daily in the

school hol­i­days



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oraet­lab­ora­bath Did you know The Forme of Cury is one of the old­est known instruc­tive cook­ery man­u­scripts in the Eng­lish…
oraet­lab­ora­bath Did you know our beau­ti­ful leather craft is made in Flo­rence by the famous Scuola del Cuoio — sup­pli­ers to Hol­ly­wood!
oraet­lab­ora­bath Con­tact details for work­shop book­ings at Bath Abbey — 01225 422462