Due to unforeseen circumstances, Keynsham Abbey are no longer able to run their open day on 17 September.
The remains of Keynsham Abbey will be open to the public and they will be able to wander around the remains. There will be information available in the form of temporary interpretation boards/flyers and members of the Society will be available to answer questions. Guided talks will be given highlighting the history of Keynsham Abbey and the Abbey site. There will be information about Heahmund, a Saxon warrior Bishop, and Jasper Tudor, uncle to Henry VII, both of whom were interred at Keynsham.
The Abbey remains are now laid out as gardens and effort has been made to use plants which were available in medieval England. There will be information about the planting and on the uses the to which these plants were put, eg dying cloth and making medicines.
As the subject of HODS is “Astounding Inventions”, we will be looking at the written work of religious houses such as Keynsham Abbey and the way in which documents written 850 years ago are still available to be read today and how they provide us with much information about life and events then as well as how the materials for writing were created.
- Venue: Keynsham Abbey, Keynsham Memorial Park, Keynsham, BS31 2BT
- Access: The ground is uneven and can be slippery. There are occasional steps and trip hazards. Public toilets are approximately 600m from the site and there is a charge for entry. Abbey Park is a private road and there is no vehicular access or parking for the public.
- Cost: FREE for Keynsham Heritage Open Days.
- Dates/Times: 10 and 17 Sept, 2-5pm (talk at 2.30pm)
- More information: https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting/event/keynsham-abbey-open-day
- Booking: No booking required.