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Whitby Abbey 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 changes to the Site entrance - All visitor access is now via the Headland car park entrance. If you approach the site via the 199 steps, please follow the abbey curtain wall round to the entrance.
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.
This half term, we have teamed up with North Yorkshire Moors Railway and Pickering Castle to give you a chance to win a full day out visiting all three venues. To enter the competition, put on your fancy frightening dress, snap a picture while visiting one of the above places and tag either Whitby Abbey or North Yorkshire Moors Railway in your Facebook post. Entries must be made between 24 Oct - 1 Nov 2020 and the winner will be chosen on Friday 6 November.
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In 2019 we invested almost £1.6 million to transform Whitby Abbey and celebrate the history of this iconic landmark.
Explore 3,000 years of history in the new permanent exhibition with dramatic displays of unique objects and an interactive guide.
You will also be able to enjoy new improved facilities, making sure you get the most out of your visit.Learn more