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sun29may(may 29)11:00 amsun30oct(oct 30)4:00 pmJoan Wake the pioneer: her passion and her legacyDiscover our new exhibition detailing the story of Joan Wake's tireless fight to save Delapré Abbey from demolition.(may 29) 11:00 am - (october 30) 4:00 pm

thu28julthu01sepSummer Holiday FunTake part in free outdoor activities including a medieval themed Knight's trail, and see history come to life inside the Abbey. (july 28) 9:00 am - (september 1) 4:00 pm

thu25aug2:00 pm4:00 pmDiscover our Medieval Herb GardenOur garden volunteers will be on hand to share their work on the herb garden and the links to the nuns who lived here during medieval times. 2:00 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
Special ticket offer: tickets to explore the House are just £5 during August (under 18s free). Book online