Heritage Open Days 2017

Delving Into the Past & Ringing the Changes

Exhibition: Delving into the Past…

Our conservation team have put together an exhibition of some of the items that have intrigued them as they have delved into the Abbey’s past. They will be on hand to share their wealth of knowledge about the Abbey, its history and the hundreds of items and objects that tell the story.

Tower tours: Ringing the Changes

Exciting changes are afoot with the bells at Hexham Abbey. Following the expansion of the bells from a set of 8 to 10 in the year 2000, the Abbey’s bell ringers are preparing for the arrival of another 2 bells, to create one of the finest set of 12 bells in the North East. They have also commissioned another semi-tone bell so that they have a ‘light’ set of 8 bells for young people to learn on. Visit the Abbey’s bell tower and find out more about this thriving and heard-but-not-seen part of our heritage.

Opening Times

  • Friday 8 September: Exhibition - Delving into the Past 10.00-15.00
  • Saturday 9 September: Exhibition - Delving into the Past 10.00-15.00
  • Sunday 10 September: Tower tours running between 14.00-16.00

Booking Details

No booking required


There is full wheelchair access to the Abbey and the exhibition in the adjacent Priory Buildings. We are sorry but there is no disabled access for the tower tours.

For more information

Call Toni Bush, Education and Engagement Officer - 01434 611 905 / email education@hexhamabbey.org.uk

Price: FREE

When: Friday, September 8, 2017 - 10:00 to Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 16:00

Where: Exhibition - The Priory Buildings, Tower Tours - The Abbey