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With its 1,300 years of history, the Abbey has lots of stories to tell - stories that will entertain and intrigue adults and children alike. You can learn about the history of the Abbey with our visitor guides, these are free of charge - and for something more in-depth we also have audio guides which again are available for adults and children. A full tour of the Abbey takes in over 15 points of interest, including an underground Crypt, Medieval night staircase and a host of secret treasures!
Our exciting exhibition center - The Big Story - brings the history of Hexham Abbey alive, with colourful information panels, interactive displays, hands-on activities and dressing up!
The bright and airy Refectory Café is the perfect place to relax and refresh yourself after you've explored the Abbey. Our inviting menu is full of mouth-watering treats, all of them freshly prepared on the premises. We have lots of fun and healthy options for children, and our friendly, attentive staff will do all they can to make your family welcome.
There are lots of opportunites for families to enjoy worshipping together at the Abbey, from our Sunday morning services to Tots' Praise on Wednesday mornings. Have a look at our Services page for more information.
Once you've explored Hexham Abbey, why not see what else Hexham has to offer? See the Explore Hexham page for lots of information about all the exciting, family-friendly activities this lovely ancient market town has to offer.