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Welcome back!

We're delighted to be able to visitors back to The Abbey Nave. 

Due to physical distancing and the overall safety of our visitors and staff, Dunfermline Palace remains closed.

How to book tickets

Your ticket will be free, but you must book in advance.

It is important to note that bookings can not be taken on the day. You can book up until midnight prior to the day of your visit.

Daytime admission tickets Historic Scotland Members English Heritage, Cadw & Manx Members Explorer Pass holders

Although things may be a little different, we hope that you will have an enjoyable visit and will be greeted with a warm and friendly smile by staff.

What to expect from your visit

Safety measures: 

  • Our staff have been trained in hygiene and physical distancing and have been provided with the necessary PPE
  • Signage is on site to guide visitors, including one way systems and marked areas that are currently closed to visitors
  • We have introduced enhanced cleaning measures, including our toilet facilities, to make visitors feel comfortable while visiting

Face coverings:

  • In line with Scottish Government legislation and guidance, face coverings are now mandatory if you are visiting any indoor/enclosed spaces at our sites including retail and catering areas (subject to some exceptions).
  • Masks will not be provided, so make sure you bring one with you
  • Face shields (e.g. visors) no longer count as face coverings on their own. They can only be worn in conjunction with other face covering
  • Face coverings are not required while visiting external areas of the sites
  • If you feel wearing a face covering at all times during your visit (including in external areas) will make you more comfortable, then please wear one, as we want you to enjoy your visit as much as possible

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Opening times

The Abbey nave:

14-18 and 21-25 Oct:
10am to 3.15pm

Closed for lunch 12.15pm to 1pm.

Advance booking required.

The palace remains closed at this time.

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