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Tintern Abbey Moon Picnic

May 18, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm


As John Byng wrote in the late 18th century, ‘The way to enjoy Tintern Abbey properly… is to bring wines, cold meat, with corn for the horses; bread, beer, cyder, and commonly salmon… and spread your table in the ruins’. So join the community of Tintern at a wonderful ‘under one sky’ picnic to celebrate the Museum of the Moon visiting Tintern Abbey. Bring a picnic, or visit the food stalls on site, and enjoy an evening of entertainment in the grounds of the Abbey, including the Singing Club, the Ronaldos and ‘Heart to Hart’ Festival show. As darkness falls visit the Museum of the Moon and immerse yourself in the magic of the Wye Valley. (We love this super photo of the harvest moon rising through the rose window of the Abbey taken by Eric Williams.)

‘Heart to Hart’ is this year’s ensemble performance featuring a retinue of woodland characters. It’s a fantastical fairy tale, filled with fine music, song and dance that runs through the festival like mycelium. Meet the mildly ridiculous King Sessile, his loyal Royal Surveyor ‘Sloe’, the composer Whitebeam and Lieutenant Lord Leif Blower as they travel down the Wye Valley, inspecting the health of the trees and woods and all things bright and beautiful.


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Accessibilty Info

There is a large shared car park near the Abbey entrance (charges will not apply after 6pm) with approx. 55 spaces, including 5 dedicated disabled spaces.
Daytime: Tintern Abbey is generally made up of flat lawn areas with some graveled paths. Mobility access to most of the site is achievable.

For the night time events we will have a designated disability access route into the Moon which will be light and stewarded. Please ask stewards to assist as part of the route needs to be lit by torch.

A toilet is available for users with disabilities and limited mobility .


May 18, 2018
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tintern Abbey