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thu25mayAll Daythu13julThis Grief ThingGrief gatherings are small, free group conversations about grief and they're open to all.(All Day)

sun28may(may 28)11:00 amsun29oct(oct 29)4:00 amExhibition: "The Walled Garden Was Magical"An exhibition of your memories of the gardens.(may 28) 11:00 am - (october 29) 4:00 am

wed07jun(jun 7)10:00 amwed12jul(jul 12)11:00 amFamilies: Move, Sway and SwirlOutdoor creative movement sessions, for grown-ups and their children, with BareFooted.10:00 am - (july 12) 11:00 am

thu08jun1:00 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. 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