The Largest Gathering of People dressed as Vampires:

Guinness World Records™ Attempt

DATE

Thursday 26 May 2022 

TIME

6pm - 9pm

LOCATION

Whitby Abbey 

SUITABLE FOR

Everyone

Join us for a spooktacular night at the birthplace of Dracula where we will be marking the 125th anniversary of Bram Stoker's iconic novel by attempting to break the record for the largest gathering of people dressed as vampires!

In partnership with GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™, the official record attempt will take place on the evening of Thursday 26 May 2022 between 6.45pm and 7.15pm.

Entry to the abbey will be FREE for all those in traditional vampire fancy dress and who intend to participate in the world record attempt. The only exceptions to this are an adult accompanying a child in costume or an adult assisting a less able visitor in costume.

In order to be officially counted as a vampire, participants MUST be wearing a full, traditional vampire fancy dress costume:

  • Black trousers or dress
  • Black shoes
  • Waistcoat
  • Shirt
  • Black cape or collared overcoat (a different colour on the inside is allowed)
  • Fangs on the top set of teeth

The evening will also include live local music, a performance of excerpts from Dracula by Time Will Tell Theatre. Local food and a selection of drinks will also be available. Please click here for more information.

For organised groups and school groups of 30 people or more please e-mail whitby.abbey@english-heritage.org.uk to book.

We're expecting the event to be popular, so please use the link below to book a free ticket.

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Please be aware the event will be filmed and photography will take place.

Prices

Type Price
English Heritage members Free
Adult Free
Child, 5-17 years Free

Price Notes

Entry to the site will be FREE for all those in traditional vampire fancy dress and who intend to participate in the world record attempt. The only exceptions to this are an adult accompanying a child in costume or an adult assisting a less able visitor in costume.

How to book

To book your ticket, please click on the link above and select one ticket per person attending.

How to find us

Property: Whitby Abbey
Address: Abbey Lane, Whitby, YO22 4JT
Location: Whitby, North Yorkshire, Yorkshire and the Humber

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