Abseil for new Hexham Abbey roof!

We have space for 25 intrepid fund-raisers to take part in a charity abseil from Hexham Abbey to raise funds for a new roof for the abbey. Could you be one? Contact Sally McRobie T: […]

Read more » Jan 28th 2016

Prestigious award for Abbey restoration

The £3m restoration of Hexham Abbey’s medieval monastery complex has won a prestigious award from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The development, which has created a visitor centre, cafe and community facilities, was […]

Read more » Apr 30th 2015

We’re in the news

It was fantastic to welcome a host of media to see our newly restored medieval former monastery complex today. A busy day kicked off with a visit from BBC Radio Newcastle reporter Anthony Day, who […]

Read more » Oct 16th 2014

Our visitor exhibition is open!

The Big Story, our fantastic new interactive visitor exhibition, is now open to visitors. The family-friendly exhibition tells the story of the Abbey, its role in the development of Hexham and the growth of Christianity […]

Read more » Oct 10th 2014

Visit the new Refectory Cafe

Relax and unwind in the soothing atmosphere of the Refectory, our lovely new café. Whether you’re looking for a quick morning coffee, afternoon tea with friends, or a leisurely lunch with a glass of wine, […]

Read more » Oct 6th 2014
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Bishop’s blessing for restored complex

The Bishop of Newcastle marked his last visit to Hexham prior to his retirement by blessing the new facilities created by the year-long restoration of our medieval former monastery complex. Bishop Martin Wharton, who retires next […]

Read more » Sep 7th 2014
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Sneak preview of The Big Story

Computer-generated imagery showing how our fantastic new interactive visitor exhibition will look when it opens this summer has been revealed for the first time. The imagery depicts parts of our major exhibition called The Big […]

Read more » Jun 20th 2014
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Join the Abbey volunteer team!

The search is on for volunteers young and old to help staff the new facilities created by the restoration of our wonderful medieval monastery buildings. Volunteers are sought for a variety of fascinating roles, from […]

Read more » Dec 13th 2013
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Building contractor appointed

We have appointed a specialist building contractor to begin work on our £3m restoration project within the month. The restoration of our medieval monastery buildings and former Magistrates’ Courts will create a major facility for […]

Read more » Sep 24th 2013
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Historic complex to be reunited

History will record the year 2014 as one of great significance in the long life of Hexham Abbey, founded in AD674 by St Wilfrid and a site of major importance in the rich Christian heritage […]

Read more » Jul 24th 2013