Romsey Abbey, with its lofty nave and distinctive Norman arches, is one of the most imposing churches in Southern England and well worth a visit. Inside you will find the tomb of Lord Mountbatten of Burma, the original bill of sale for the building to the townspeople of Romsey in 1544 and a carved stone crucifix dating from Saxon times.
We look forward to offering you a warm welcome. Stewards are on duty during the day, who be will happy to answer any questions you may have.
|Monday – Saturday||7.30am – 6pm|
|Sunday||11am – 6 pm|
Although we make no charge for admission, we warmly welcome donations towards the upkeep of this beautiful building.
We are pleased to offer guided tours on request. If you would like one of our experienced guides to show you around the Abbey, please contact us.
There is a gift stall by the North Door, where you may buy books, postcards and other souvenirs of your visit.
Although we do not offer a refectory, you may be interested in visiting the Tudor Tea Room at King John’s House, just 50 yards away from the Abbey. There are a number of other tea rooms and coffee shops elsewhere around Romsey.
Unfortunately, there are no public toilets on our premises. The nearest facilities are next to the bus station, about 200 yards from the Abbey.
Access for the disabled
There is a step down into the Abbey via the North Porch, through which most visitors arrive from the town. Wheelchair-bound visitors may enter the building on the level via the South Door. It is possible to move unimpeded throughout the Abbey, except for a step down (which is normally roped off) from the High Altar. Please note that some areas of the floor are uneven. The Abbey is equipped with a hearing loop for the hard of hearing.