Library & Conference Facilities

Disabled Access

Downside Abbey Library is accessed by several flights of steps, and is unfortunately (as things currently stand) not wheelchair accessible. 

We do everything that we can to enable all visitors access to the collections and will bring materials to the St Bede Centre, one of our reading rooms, for your use. There is also plenty of parking close to the entrance to the Library and St Bede Centre.

Please do contact us ahead of your visit to allow us to prepare your archive and library materials.  

Telephone: +44(0)1761 235323

Conference Facilities

Downside can accommodate conferences whether you are a small group or large.

To find out more about how we can help you plan a conference here, contact