Lindisfarne Priory

Lindisfarne Priory is now open for you to visit. You now need to book your timed tickets in advance. 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 in advance. There are other new steps in place to ensure everyone’s safety, so your visit will be a little different.

Please note that your pre-booked ticket allows entry to the site anytime during our opening hours (last admission is one hour before closing). Please also note that the site is only open when it is safe to cross the causeway during low tide. Please check the safe crossing tide times here before booking.

What you need to know

We've made some changes to help keep you safe, and things might be a little different when you visit. Here's everything you need to know.

  • Do we need to Book?

    Advance booking is now essential. 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 in advance. Make sure you've read our ticketing FAQ before you book.

    Check the Tide times and Book Tickets

    Booking FAQs

  • What parts of the site are open?
    • Priory - The priory is open as usual.
    • Museum - The museum will be open as usual with a one way system and limits on number of people at any given time.
    • Shop - The shop remains open as usual with limits on the number of people at any given time.
  • Keeping you Safe

    We've made a number of changes to help keep you safe. Although things might be a little different when you visit, you’ll still be able to enjoy exploring the places where history really happened. And you’ll still be given a warm and safe welcome by our friendly – if socially distant – staff and volunteers.

    You can visit our reopening page for information on general safety measures we've taken to help keep you safe.

    General Safety Information

  • Do I need to wear a face covering?

    Face coverings must be worn in all indoor areas. We won't be able to provide you with a face covering, so please come prepared so you don't miss out.

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 Lindisfarne Priory Timeline

635Foundation

Oswald, King of Northumbria, summons Irish monk Aidan from Iona to be bishop of his kingdom. Oswald grants Lindisfarne to Aidan for his monastery.

Find out more about the history of Lindisfarne Priory

670SPrior Cuthbert

A monk named Cuthbert joins. He is eventually made Prior, but when his reforms prove unpopular, he retires to a small island nearby as a hermit.

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