Visiting Newstead Abbey
Information on opening times, admission charges, directions, disabled access, shop and cafe, plus info for visitors with children and with dogs.
- Opening times
- Admission prices
- How to get here
- Shop & eat
- Gardens & grounds
- What's On
- Information for disabled visitors
- Information for visitors with children
- Information for visitors with dogs
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Grounds: Open daily* all year round 9am - 5pm/dusk (whichever is sooner).
House: The house is on Saturday and Sundays from 12noon to 4pm. The house is open for you to meander around at your leisure. Guided tours will be available for groups of 10 or more by pre-booking, please call us if you'd like to arrange a tour.
Last admission is one hour before the house closes.
The house is also available for special events, please get in touch to discuss your celebration.
Cafe: Open daily, March - October: 10am - 5pm and November - February: 10am - 4pm
Shop: Open daily March - October, 12noon - 5pm and November - February, 12noon - 4pm.
Christmas Opening Times: The Park and Gardens are closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years day. Closures due to snow are possible, please contact us in the event of inclement weather.
Last paid admittance into the Abbey grounds is one hour before closing time, and last entrance to the shops, café and house is 30 minutes before closing time.
*except the last Friday in November.
The charge for visitors is just £6 per car. This includes entry to the grounds and gardens at Newstead Abbey and covers all passengers within the car. Entry to the House is available on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, 12noon - 4pm for an additional £5 per adult, £1.00 per child.
Visitors entering the park and gardens on foot or by bicycle are charged £1 per person.
Gardens only visitors can still access the Cafe at the Abbey.
Season tickets make an ideal present for regular visitors. Our season tickets are valid for 12 months from date of purchase and give unlimited admission to the grounds and gardens all year round.
Season tickets can be purchased from the main park entrance gate or in our house shop (see opening times above).
Season ticket holders can also enjoy our 'Winter Wednesdays' in the cafe - buy one standard coffee or tea and get one free (on production of season ticket)! Offer valid from 1 October to 31 March.
Season ticket price per car - £35.00
Newstead Abbey is located 12 miles north of Nottingham on the A60 and is also close to Junction 27 of the M1. If coming from the M1, follow the signs for Sherwood Forest until you see the brown signs for the Abbey. The postcode for your sat nav is NG15 9HJ.
Approximate journey times:
From Mansfield - 15 minutes
From Nottingham - 20 minutes
From Derby - 45 minutes
From Sheffield - 50 minutes
From Leicester - 1 hour
From Lincoln - 1 hour
By public transport
The Trent Barton 'Pronto' bus service runs regularly from the Victoria Bus Station in Nottingham City Centre to Mansfield via Newstead Abbey Gates. Click here for the current Pronto timetable. The walk from the main gate is approximately 20 minutes to the House.
By rail, East Midlands Trains' Robin Hood line runs from Nottingham to Worksop via Newstead Village Station (the walk from the train station to Newstead Abbey is a approximately 20 minutes). For timetables and fares call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 or click here to visit the East Midlands Trains website..
Other public transport services operate to Newstead Abbey. To plan your journey, click here to visit the Trip Times website or call Traveline East Midlands on 0871 200 22 33.
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Cafe at the Abbey is a stylish contemporary cafe located in the southwest wing of Newstead Abbey. The cafe serves a range of refreshments including home made soups, sandwiches and a range of hot and cold seasonal specials. Vegetarian options are always available and features a central courtyard area that is perfect for enjoying alfresco dining in the warmer weather.
The Newstead Abbey Shop is located just inside the entrance to Newstead Abbey House, and offers a wide selection of products and gifts for both children and adults. These include postcards, books, traditional sweets and crafts.
For opening times to the cafe and shop see the section above.
Due to the historic nature of Newstead Abbey there is no lift access to the upper floors of the House and access to the ground floor is limited. Wheelchair users and their accompanying carers are therefore entitled to tickets priced at the concessionary rate. Some external paths and walkways have deep gravel surfaces which may make wheelchair manoeuvres difficult.
The cafe is accessible for wheelchair users.
Facilities for users with disabilities include:
- A wheelchair loan service
- A disabled toilet
- Disabled parking, including parking for wheelchair users on the south side of the House, along the drive past the cafe at the Abbey (Please contact the Grounds Patrol Office to gain access to the museum).
- An audio guide for visitors with visual impairments
- Seating throughout the House and Gardens.
For more information about access at Newstead Abbey please call 01623 455 900.
Baby changing facilities are available in the courtyard toilets near the cafe.
Visitors using pushchairs should note that due to the historic nature of Newstead Abbey there is no lift access to the upper floor of the House, and the ground floor also contains several small steps/flights of stairs.
Due to Health & Safety guidelines we are unable to heat, or provide hot water for, any baby food or products brought into the cafe. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
Dogs may be walked in the Grounds, but should be kept on a lead at all times.