Furness Abbey | Day Out With The Kids

Furness Abbey

Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, England

Attraction Information

  • Landmarks icon Landmarks
  • Museums and Art Galleries icon Museums and Art Galleries

Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Outdoor

Furness Abbey is a really stunning historic ruin with plenty of features to explore, plus a lot of green space around it to run about in and see it from all angles, or to play hide and seek. There is also a historically themed book box available in the Visitor Centre plus extra activities and resources are laid out in the education room during major school holidays.

The height of the soaring red sandstone walls will surprise you and you can see why restoration work is being done to stop them sinking into the ground!

There is some interesting information to discover in the Visitor Centre, plus there is a small museum, which has medieval treasure on display. These include a staff of office called a crozier and an impressive gilded silver ring set with a white stone that was found on the hand of a bishop in his grave. You can also see a remarkable collection of rare stone effigies.

The many buildings that make up the abbey include the Precinct, Cloister Court, and Chapter House, the dormitory, kitchen and infirmary. With so many buildings still visible, you get a really good idea of how big it must have been when all in one piece.


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available Nearby
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, LA13 0PJ, England


Click here to visit Furness Abbey's website
01229 823420

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

25th March - 30 September 2016 Daily 10.00am - 6.00pm 1 October - 31st October Daily 10.00am - 5.00pm 1 November - 31 March Weekend 10.00am - 4.00pm


Adult: £5.00 Child (5 to 15 years): £3.00 Concession: £4.50 Family tickets available.

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