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wed02aug(aug 2)6:00 pmwed26jun(jun 26)7:30 pmMenopause CaféJoin Helen Aluko for fortnightly meetings in the Coach House to talk all things menopause.(august 2) 6:00 pm - (june 26) 7:30 pm

mon15jan(jan 15)11:00 ammon25mar(mar 25)3:00 pmWelcoming spacesWelcoming spaces is a community hub for all, offering a range of activities, crafts, workshops and talks every Monday 11am-3pm.(january 15) 11:00 am - (march 25) 3:00 pm

sun03mar11:30 am1:30 pmTour: Medieval HistoryIt is the year 1538 and you’ve stepped into the world of Delapré Abbey at the end of its life as a Cluniac Nunnery.11:30 am - 1:30 pm

sun03mar1:00 pm4:00 pmFriends of Northampton Castle Play DayWe're being joined by the Friends of Northampton Castle! Discover what life was like in the castle and medieval Northampton with lots of exciting activities!1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The History of Delapré Abbey

Once there was a meadow, close to the River Nene and outside the medieval walls of Northampton. 900 years ago, a community of nuns came to these quiet meadows to create their nunnery – the Abbey of St. Mary de la Pré. Following the rules of the Cluniac order, these nuns formed one of only two Cluniac Nunneries in medieval England, and owed their allegiance to the great Abbey of Cluny in France. Find our more about our history on our Explore page.


Historic Photo of Delapré Abbey