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Warden Abbey Revealed at The Higgins Museum - (Runs until October 2022)

Thursday 25 November 2021


Event in Bedford Town Centre

A new archaeological display showcasing the grandeur of one of the most influential Cistercian houses in medieval England opens on Tuesday 19th October at The Higgins Bedford.

Warden Abbey was founded by Walter Espec in 1135, and populated by monks from Rievaulx Abbey in Yorkshire. 

This display highlights the research carried out by the Old Warden History & Heritage Society, which, set alongside the results of a geophysical survey by MOLA (Northampton), reveals new and exciting information about Warden Abbey. These have been combined by former English Heritage artist, Peter Dunn, to create a reconstruction painting showing how Warden Abbey may have looked c. 1370, after the east end of the church had been rebuilt.

“If you’ve got an interest in history or just want to find out more about Bedford Borough’s Heritage, then it’s sure to be a great event to visit.”

Cllr Doug McMurdo, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture

Warden Abbey Revealed will be on display until October 2022 and is free to visit.

If you’d like to find out more or book tickets, visit The Higgins Bedford website.

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