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Delapré Abbey Wellbeing and Heritage Project

Delapré Abbey Preservation Trust is working in partnership with the Manchester Centre for Public History and Heritage at Manchester Metropolitan University to investigate the impact of visiting heritage sites on individual’s wellbeing.

This project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, will hopefully allow us to gain further understanding of how and why heritage can be beneficial and help us to understand the impact of heritage and the Abbey specifically on our visitors and our local community. We want to find out if different visitors experience different wellbeing impacts, and if reason for visiting impacts wellbeing outcomes.

This project aligns with the Trust’s wider goals for the Green Happy Café, to increase the health of the town’s population.

As part of this project, we are asking our visitors to complete short online surveys before and after their visits to the Abbey. It is super quick and easy to take part: a link to the first survey will be included in the email sent to visitors booking tickets online. A second survey will be emailed to those who complete the initial survey, to be completed after their visit.

We welcome repeat participation, so if you are attending Delapré Abbey more than once, please do consider filling in the surveys each time you attend!

All participants must be aged 18+. We will not share any personal data collected in this study with any third parties and all responses will be anonymised. The findings of this project may be used to help Delapré Abbey secure additional funding in the future.

If you would like to know more about this research project, please contact the researcher from Manchester Centre for Public History and Heritage, Amy Luck on