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Free Annual Pass for local residents

Delapré Abbey is yours to explore.

We reopen the doors to the house on Thursday 20th May 2021. Come inside and explore 900 years of exciting and turbulent history – all for free.

Thanks to support from the Department for Culture, Media, and Sport’s Culture Recovery Fund and the National Lottery Heritage Fund, we’re delighted to offer all households in the Delapre and Briar Hill ward* an Annual Pass for the next year.

Discover the Abbey’s intriguing past – from its origins as a Cluniac nunnery, heyday as a country house, and its time as the Record Office before the recent restoration. The grounds are also home to the award-winning restaurant, Hibiscus, The Orangery café and new deli Common Ground.

Your safe visit
The safety of visitors, volunteers and staff is a key priority to the Abbey team and we are proud to be part of Visit Britain’s Good to Go scheme, which means you can visit safe in the knowledge that we adhere to government and industry COVID-19 guidelines.

Register for an Annual Pass
To register for an Annual Pass, please fill out all the details below including your full address and postcode. We’ll then check that you’re eligible and be in touch to confirm that your pass is ready to collect from Delapré Abbey. All passes will be available to collect from Thursday 20th May on days that the house is open for general admission. Please wait for an email from us before collecting.

– Please note that this offer is for your household only and is non-transferable.
– Each individual aged 18 and over in their household must apply for their own Annual Pass and will be asked to provide photo ID and proof of address (a utility bill, driving license etc) to obtain their pass.
– Tickets to visit using an Annual Pass must be pre-booked at


Cannon Being Fired at an Historical Event at Delapré Abbey
History Alive! 2019. Photo: Purple Cat Photography

Your Annual Pass benefits include
• Unlimited free admission to Delapré Abbey on days when we’re open for tours from 20th May 2021 until 19th May 2022.
• Free admission for under 18s (excluding educational or group visits)
• Priority booking for selected events

We’re open for chaperoned tours on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays between 11am and 5pm. If you have any questions, please get in touch with us on or telephone 01604 760871.

We hope to see you soon!

Terms and conditions
1. Annual Pass holders are entitled to unlimited free admission to Delapré Abbey during normal opening for 12 months from the date of purchase. (Free admission will not apply to any pre-booked or ticketed events and some special events may attract a fee).
2. Passes must be presented in person at the Visitor Welcome on each visit when an entry ticket for the day will be issued. If you arrive at Delapré Abbey without your Annual Pass, you will be asked to pay the normal admission, and this will not be refunded.
3. Passes are valid for one year and are not automatically renewed. The expiry date of each Pass is written on it and the Pass will not be valid for use after this date. You will be contacted approx. one month before expiry of the Pass with regard to renewal.
4. Some activities available at Delapré Abbey may incur an additional charge for both regular visitors and Annual Pass holders. Such activities may include (but are not limited to) face painting, craft activities & activity trails.
5. The Abbey occasionally closes for private events or maintenance. Closure dates will be publicised on the website in advance where possible.
6. The full name and contact details of the Annual Pass holder must be supplied. These details will be held by Delapré Abbey for the duration of the Pass. For more information about the collection and use of your personal data, please see our privacy notice at
7. Annual Passes are not transferable to any other person and must only be used by the named holder and cannot be sold or exchanged. Your Annual Pass must be kept securely and is invalid if altered or tampered with. Staff will always verify the identity of the pass holder prior to admission by asking for proof of identity (ID must feature the Annual Pass holder’s name and signature, for example, a debit or credit card). The Pass remains the property of Delapré Abbey.
8. A charge will apply for replacement of any lost or stolen Annual Pass tickets. If lost, your Annual Pass may be replaced upon notification to the Delapré Abbey Preservation Trust and payment of an administration fee of £5. The replacement Pass will carry the same expiry date as the original, which will no longer be valid. No refunds can be made on Annual Passes.
9. Children up to and including the age of 18 do not require annual passes as general entry is free for this age group. Children under 15 visiting the Abbey must be accompanied by an adult.
10. An Annual Pass may not be used for group or educational visits, for business use or any other discounts.
11. Delapré Abbey Preservation Trust reserves the right to make changes to the scheme at any time without notice, to refuse admission and to withdraw cards.

*Eligible postcodes
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