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The Tithe Barn, St Marys Church

Monk Street, Abergavenny NP7 5ND, Wales
01873 858787
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Ranked #2 of 12 attractions in Abergavenny
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Description: This should definitely be listed. There is a wonderful museum, cafe with outdoor seating area, and exhibition,beautiful Millennium Tapestry
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California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

It's just been refurbished to include the tourist office, a cafe, then upstairs a new interactive museum about the history of the area (has some very clever interactive displays for kids) and the town tapestry on display.

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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
29 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The upstairs of the barn has the tapestry which is the main attraction, there is also a interactive exhibition of welsh history and religion which is very interesting. Also downstairs the information centre and cafe.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Stopped off in Abergavenny for morning coffee on our way to the Brecon Beacons. We were towing a caravan so used the spacious car park near the bus station. We walked out of the top of the car park and thought that we were in France - a beautiful building with outside seating in a square of clipped lime trees.... More

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Cardiff UK
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249 reviews 249 reviews
143 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Its a great pity that it has been spoilt by using it as a Tea Room, it could have been put to better use by housing a museum and keeping all the old features

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StMarysPriory, Manager at The Tithe Barn, St Marys Church, responded to this review

I was sorry to read you felt that we had spoilt the ethos of the building by also providing a tea room. When we were set up we hoped to follow the Benedictine belief as fits the original St Mary's Priory and provide refreshments for visitors. In this day and age of no public funding we have to offer this... More

Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The town was very busy, restaurants full, we happen to be returning back to car park when we discovered THE TITHE BARN IN St Marys Church. looked very inviting, so in we went. Were immediately aware of peace and tranquillity plus a very inviting coffee bar and light lunches. Staff very attentive with quality food. Was ideal for a snack... More

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Launceston Cornwall
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The turist centre has moved to the Tithe Barn which also house the Tapestry woven by local ladies. It is a beautiful work of art and well worth a visit. There is also a nice cafe on site and all the staff are well informed and helpful

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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Good food and an pleasant atmosphere of tourist and townsfolk. The Tourist Information centre is located here as is the upstairs museum and wonderful tapestry. Well worth a visit especially if you are a culture vulture!

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Coromandel, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Really enjoyed this well lit, museum. Wonderful displays and interesting information boards. A delightful elderly lady who was part of the group of woman who created the tapestry explained how it was made and what different sections were depicting various pieces of history. Beautiful display cabinets, nice cafe downstairs. Would definitely recommend to all.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This small museum is a result of really keen and dedicated local people, with such pride in their town. There are beautiful handmade historical costumes on display, along with the huge tapestry displaying Abergavenny and it's history. There is a good airy, clean cafe, serving cakes and light lunches, sandwiches, panini's, cooked breakfasts etc. The displays in the museum are... More

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Tenby
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11 reviews 11 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Very helpful assistants on TIC desk, and clergy presence on opposite desk. Nice cafe with just the right menu choice for the type of place.

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StMarysPriory, Manager at The Tithe Barn, St Marys Church, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Tithe Barn. The relocation of the Tourist Information Centre has helped point people towards our wonderful facilities. Julie in the TIC has fitted in well with us at St Mary’s Priory. Our vicar Father Mark regularly greets visitors at the desk between his other duties so I’m glad between them and... More

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