Whitby Abbey

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?

    You don’t need to book your ticket in advance, but you will always get the best price and guaranteed entry by booking online ahead of your visit.

    If you are a Member and wish to book, your ticket is still free

    Your booking is for the site/event only and does not guarantee a car parking space, which may carry an additional charge.

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  • How are you keeping us safe?

    Our staff are still working hard to keep everyone safe. We’re continuing with enhanced cleaning and you’ll find hand sanitiser stations on site. Our staff are continuing to wear a face covering in our busy areas and indoor spaces, and we encourage you to do the same. You can also help us keep you and other visitors safe by not visiting if you have symptoms or have been asked to self-isolate.

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

    General Safety Information

Summer Explorer Quest

This summer from 24 July, set off on a fun family adventure at Whitby Abbey. We need your help to uncover the history of the abbey – as our on-site reporter, can you explore the trail, find the missing stories and crack the secret code? Standard admission applies.

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What's On

  • Dracula Season

    Sat 17 Jul - Sun 22 Aug 2021 (Saturdays and Sundays only) 11am, 1pm and 3pm
  • Vikings!

    Sat 28 - Mon 30 Aug 2021 11am - 4pm

Revamping Whitby Abbey

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

Top Tip

In Bram Stoker’s novel, Dracula leapt up Whitby’s 199 steps disguised as a huge black dog – you can still reach the abbey by climbing the steps today.

More things to see and do

Whitby Abbey Video

  • Postcard from Whitby Abbey

  • Illuminated Abbey

Guidebook: Whitby Abbey

Price: £5

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Membership gives you unlimited access to castles and gardens, historic houses and abbeys, and kids go free ...

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Free entry for up to six children accompanied by an adult member (under 18 years and within the family group).

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