14th April 2023

New Visitor Guide leaflet for the Abbey of St Edmund

The Bury Society has stepped in to fund the first print run of a new leaflet called The Abbey of St Edmund Visitor Guide. The original plan was to apply for a grant from the Town Council but the looming elections would mean delays to that process when the leaflet is needed as soon as possible. It is planned to go back to the Town Council for funding of future print runs.

The Abbey Heritage Partnership Interpretation Working Group has been working on this leaflet after the new English Heritage panels were installed and the model relocated in June 2022. This leaflet will be available free to visitors and is an introduction rather than a detailed account.  The proposed English Heritage guidebook will fulfil that role.

This four fold leaflet has two very different sides which together help people understand the significance of this once great Abbey. One side of the leaflet serves as an attractive introduction and features a large image of the digital reconstruction of the Abbey by English Heritage. The other side has a map with a key and text which shows the locations of the parts of the whole Abbey complex and also where the new interpretation panels can be found.

The leaflet stresses that there is no set starting point for visitors or order in which the panels should be viewed.  See our visitor guide page for more and download a pdf there Visitor Guide – Abbey of St Edmund Heritage Partnership

There is also a request for feedback on this leaflet so that any future versions can be improved – you can email media@burysociety.com

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