Shrewsbury Abbey

Opening Hours and Charges

Opening Hours

Summer (April – October) : Every Day 10.00 am – 4.00 pm (last entrance 3.45 pm)

Winter (November – March) : Every day 10.30 am – 3.00 pm (last entrance 2.45 pm)

Please note:

Shrewsbury Abbey is entirely dependent on volunteers to keep the Abbey open, so on very rare occasions it may be closed during normal hours. Sorry if this happens 🙁

On Christmas Day and Boxing Day the Abbey is open only for Services.

If you have come from a distance to visit the Abbey, we do suggest you check on the website or with the office (01743 232723 during office opening hours) for events or services such as Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals, as the Abbey is still a functioning Parish Church.


There is no charge for visiting the Abbey – though we do suggest a donation of at least £2 for the running and upkeep.

If there is a concert or exhibition in the Abbey building, there may be an charge for the event .

Group Visits:

We have a number of experienced guides (charge applies) and are glad to accommodate group visits. These can be booked with the Abbey Manager by telephone 01743 232723 or email

We are also happy to provide refreshments for a group visit, for a reasonable fee.

School Visits:

We welcome school groups of any age at the Abbey. We do request that they are booked at least one week in advance with the Abbey Manager, who can arrange a guide and suggest age-appropriate activities. These can be booked with the Abbey Manager by telephone 01743 232723 or email

Whilst there is no charge for such visits, we do welcome donations (which may be Gift-Aided).