Margam, Port Talbot, SA13 2TA
During Churches Unlocked...
Saturday 3rd and 10th: 10am - 4pm
Sunday 4th and 11th: 12 noon - 4pm
Weekdays: 10.30 - 3.30pm
During these open times:
Story and Tomb of Theodore Talbot will be showcased
Abbey Arts’ an art project table for children to explore being arty and crafty
Margam Abbey was founded in 1147 by the abbot William of Clairvaux and was dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Early Christian crosses that have been found around the grounds suggest Margam was the home of an early Christian monastic community.
Present-day Margam Abbey is a functioning parish church based in the surviving nave of the major Cistercian Abbey - about a third of the size of the original structure. The nave was restored in the 19th century by the fabulously wealthy Talbot family and is the only nave of a major Cistercian Abbey in Wales to still be in use as a church.
The later additions and fittings are of interest for their association with the Mansel and Talbot families of Margam Park, the Renaissance Mansel tombs being of particular significance.
Some gorgeous pre-Raphaelite stained glass by Burne-Jones.
Also on the Margam site is the Cadw Stones Museum with a fine collection of Celtic crosses and Margam Castle and Park.
Limited parking adjacent to the church. Paid parking available in Margam Park.
No public transport.
- Sat, 03 JunMargam Abbey03 Jun 2023, 11:00Margam Abbey, Margam Abbey, Margam, Port Talbot SA13 2TA, UK