Access at Furness Abbey
Access information for the site is listed below. For more information, or if you have particular access needs, please contact us before you visit. Please note that some facilities may require booking in advance.
You now need to book your timed-tickets in advance to Furness Abbey.
We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you won't be able to visit without your booking confirmation.
If you're a Member your ticket will be free, but you still need to book.
You can only book for visits until 16 May. Tickets for visits after this date will go on sale as soon as we have more details of our opening arrangements. We’ll update this page when we have more information to share.
We’ve reduced the admissions price for Furness Abbey while the interior areas are closed. This price is valid until 16 May when we hope we will be able to open all our historic interiors.
The time shown on your ticket is the earliest you can arrive, and you can arrive at any point within an hour of that time. You're then welcome to stay for as long as you like.Book your visit
Mobility / Older Visitors
Accessible ToiletsAdult Changing AreaHandrailsEasy-use CutleryAssistance Dogs WelcomeWheelchair LoanSite FoldersDog Bowl and ToiletingDog bowl available at the rear porch of Visitor Centre.Wheelchair AccessA ramp to the rear of the Visitor Centre enables wheelchair access to site. Visitors with electric wheelchairs have run into difficulties in the past as their heavy chairs sometimes sink into soft ground.Entrance / Set DownDrop off point outside the Visitor CentreDisabled ParkingNo specific spaces marked out for disabled parking, but all parking is very close to the Visitor Centre.OnSite TransportNoStairsNoLift AccessNoSeating And RestpointsThere are a number of benches and picnic benches at the North end of the site in the Visitor Centre area.Pathways Surface And GradientsGravel paths. Most of the site is fairly flat but uneven and grassy. There are some steep slopes in places.
Blind / Visually Impaired
Accessible ToiletsHandrailsAssistance Dogs WelcomeBraille GuidesBraille SignageTorchesSensory ExperiencesThere are plenty of birds in the area providing birdsong. There are some interesting acoustics in the abbey buildings.Dog Bowl and ToiletingDog bowl available at the rear porch of Visitor Centre.Handling ObjectsThere is a touching stone in the museum area of the Visitor Centre.Audio ToursNoTactile ModelsNoAreas Of Low LightingNoColour ContrastsNoLarge PrintNo
Deaf / Hard of Hearing
Assistance Dogs WelcomeVibrating Fire AlarmsTour TranscriptsFilm SubtitlesBSL ToursAudio Installation TranscriptsDog Bowl and ToiletingDog bowl available at the rear porch of Visitor Centre.Induction LoopsThere is an induction loop in the shop counter area.
Accessible ToiletsAdult Changing AreaEasy-use CutlerySensory ExperiencesThere are plenty of birds in the area providing birdsong. There are some interesting acoustics in the abbey buildings.Handling ObjectsThere is a touching stone in the museum area of the Visitor Centre.Easy Read MaterialNoLarge Print MaterialNo
Culinary / Dietary
Easy-use CutleryBottle / Food WarmingHigh Chairs
Health And Safety
Deep WaterFast flowing watercourses. Water level can change rapidly. Steep unguarded drops.Trip HazardGrass and stone areas may be slippery when wet.Sheer DropSeveral sheer drops into watercourses - the highest is approx 4-5metresSlip HazardGrass and stone areas may be slippery when wet.Steep SlopeThere are quite a few grassy slopes on site, which are quite steep in places.Uneven GroundUneven and grassy site.