St Augustine's Abbey | Things to do | Visit Canterbury

St Augustine's Abbey | Things to do

St Augustine's Abbey

St Augustine's Abbey


This great Abbey, marking the rebirth of Christianity in southern England, was founded shortly after AD 597 by St Augustine. Originally created as a burial place for the Anglo-Saxon kings of Kent, it is part of the Canterbury World Heritage Site, along with Canterbury Cathedral and St Martin's Church. 

The museum contains artefacts and stone carvings found at the Abbey during excavations. There are a wide range of objects covering many centuries, including a skeleton and the costumes worn by actors playing King Ethelbert and Queen Bertha of Kent in a celebration of St Augustine's arrival in Kent.

What you need to know
Opening times

Please check the website for opening times.


Longport, Canterbury, CT1 1PF