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image for Historical Event item typeBrother Thomas, the Cellarer at Tintern Abbey (Cadw)

  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Cadw Welsh Government

Historical Event, from 17 Mar 2018

Brother Thomas

Brother Thomas


The daily life and duties of a Cistercian monk at Tintern Abbey in the 14th Century.

Brother Thomas will tell you all about his life as a monk at Tintern Abbey, including his daily duties, eating, habits and hygiene. The sympathetic and helpful brother will give you inside information about the monks’ rituals and responsibilities. As the cellarer of Tintern Abbey, he will be able to tell you all that is to know (and perhaps some things you shouldn’t know!) about the workings of the abbey, his fellow monks, the lay brothers and other ‘less religious’ people! You will learn about the daily life of the monks at the abbey, including their monastic duties, hygiene and eating habits, as well as the numerous religious services they would have to attend throughout the day.

Brother Thomas will be available from 10:00 until 16:00 and will give tours at 11:00, 13:00 & 15:00 (17 March 10:30 - 15:30; last tour 14:30).

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsGift shopPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Disabled access

Free on site parking, Cycle stands on site/nearby, Exhibition, Portable induction loop.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 14 Apr 2018 10:00 to 16:00
Sat 19 May 2018 10:00 to 16:00


Normal admission prices apply.

Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 30 Mar - Mon 2 Apr Photography Time Capsule
Sat 14 Apr Brother Thomas, the Cellarer
Mon 14 - Sat 19 May Museum of the Moon
Wed 16 May Pilgrimage Walk to Tintern Abbey
Thu 17 May Passing the Baton
Fri 18 May Tintern Abbey Moon Picnic



01291 689251


NP16 6SE



Plan route to Tintern Abbey (Cadw) using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SO 533000  Lat: 51.69749 Long: -2.67667

M4 Eastbound Junction 23 & M48 or Westbound Junction 21 & M48. Leave the M48 at Junction 2 & A466 for Chepstow; continue on this road (signed for Monmouth) to Tintern and Abbey signed to right.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 5.5 miles from Chepstow station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Free on site parking, Cycle stands on site/nearby, Exhibition, Portable induction loop.