The intriguing 2-hour walking tours are a must. Tickets cost A$15 for adults A$13 students 14 and over, free if younger, and A$37.50 families. Tours depart daily at 11am and 1:30pm, except December 25, and they allow time for you to attend prayers with the monks if you wish. The guide leads you around some of the town's 27 National Trust-classified buildings and gives insight into the monks' lifestyle. You also see the frescoes in the old monastery chapel and in St. Ildephonsus's and St. Gertrude's colleges.

The Museum and Art Gallery is full of relics from the monks' past -- old mechanical and musical instruments, artifacts from when New Norcia was an Aboriginal mission, gifts from the queen of Spain, and an astounding collection of paintings dating from the 1400s. Allow at least an hour. The Museum and Art Gallery are open daily 9am to 4:30pm (closed Dec 25). Admission is A$12.50 for adults, A$7.50 students over 13, free if younger, A$30 families. Combined tickets for entry and a tour are A$25 adults, A$15 students over 13, and A$60 families. Apart from joining the monks for prayers in the monastery chapel six times a day (noon and 2:30pm are the most convenient for day visitors), you can join them for Mass in the Holy Trinity Abbey Church Monday to Saturday at 7:30am, or Sunday at 9am.

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