The Almonry in Evesham is a magnificent stone and timber frame building in the heart of Evesham.
Built around the fourteenth century, the Almonry was home to the Almoner, a Benedictine monk from Evesham Abbey. Medieval monastic houses were obliged to help the poor and from the eleventh century, Evesham Abbey allocated the role to one of its brothers. The Almoner collected left over food, fabric and medicine from the Abbey and distributed it to the poor and needy of the town.
The Almonry has had a varied life; it has been an ale house, offices, tea rooms, a private home and solicitor’s office. In 1929 the then Evesham Borough Council bought the Almonry from the Rudge family.
In 1957 the Almonry opened as a museum occupying just 2 rooms. Today the Almonry houses 12 rooms of collections spanning prehistory to the 20th century. Here you can learn more about the history of the town and Vale, its market gardening heritage, the Abbey and the Battle of Evesham in 1265. The Almonry hosts a range of events throughout the year including family days and evening talks.
You can visit the Almonry:
Mon - Sat 10am-5pm,
Sundays 2-5pm (March to October)
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Friday, Saturday 10am-5pm (November to February)
Group visits and Schools welcome.
Children under 11 FREE!
Each ticket is valid for a whole year