Room 5 – The Nuns’ Retreat

This is one of 3 cells (the historical name for a nun’s bedroom) in the Nuns house. Traditionally the Nuns cell was simply furnished and would only be used for prayer, spiritual reading and sleeping. The nuns were not obliged to answer to a knock if they were in prayer or were in reading. In order that the cell was a very quiet place, nuns were not permitted to speak in the corridors along which the cells were situated.