View our interactive map

Glastonbury Abbey

Alfred & Levels Line What Is This?
Glastonbury Abbey
Address

Magdalene Street
Glastonbury
Somerset
BA6 9EL

Telephone
01458 832267
Website
www.glastonburyabbey.com/
Latest Tweets

Our fabulous Living History team will be offering special early tours on selected dates this summer. They must be... https://t.co/wMRaihqfHM
Find us on Instagram at @glastonburyabbey for even more pictures of our stunning ruins and beautiful grounds. 🌳📸 https://t.co/fxnoj9k1Q0
Spend the Bank Holiday decorating yummy flower biscuits with our Living History Team in the museum. Monday 29th... https://t.co/anpFhlkdS7
Contact Glastonbury Abbey
Opening Times

Open all year

December to February
Mon-Sun: 09:00-16:00

March to May
Mon-Sun: 09:00-18:00

June to August
Mon-Sun: 09:00-20:00

September to November
Mon-Sun: 09:00-17:00

Last entry 30 mins before closing

Pricing

Adults: £7.00*
Children: £4.00 (5-15 years)
Children: Free (Under 5 years)
Concessions: £6.00*
Students: £6.00*
Family: £18.00*
Groups: £6.00 per person for groups of 10+ people (for every 10 paying people the 11th person goes free)

*Gift Aid price

Site Type
Seasonal or All Year Round?
Additional Fee Information
Facilities
Access Information
Collections
Time Periods

There are many legends surrounding the once greatest and richest abbey in England. It is said King Arthur and Guinevere were buried at the site, and that Joseph of Arimathea planted the holy thorn nearby.

Don't Miss!

See the 500-year-old rare ecclesiastical robe found under a medieval pulpit in Othery. It would have been worn by a priest during ceremonies.
The Past in the Present Exhibition27th May 2017 - 24th September 2017

The abbey ruins have provided an exciting starting point for an exhibition of ceramics by two Somerset potters. The work of Elizabeth Raeburn and Rodney Lawrence is well known and their beautifully...

Read more

Interactive story-telling for families at Glastonbury Abbey31st May 2017

Interactive story-telling for families with Stu Packer (11.00 - 13.00). Bring the whole family to the abbey and immerse yourself in the adventure with what promises to be a fantastic interactive st...

Read more

Make and paint a shield at Glastonbury Abbey 2nd June 2017

Make and paint a shield with our living history team at the June Friday Family Fun session. A great activity for the whole family to enjoy, creating a colourful shield for play and display using a ...

Read more

Glastonbury Fringe Grand Opening9th June 2017

Glastonbury Fringe is celebrating its 6th year in 2017 by hosting its biggest launch event yet. On June 9th at the world famous Glastonbury Abbey, Fringe 2017 will launch in spectacular style danci...

Read more

Glastonbury Abbey Summer Open Evening10th June 2017

A fantastic opportunity to explore the Abbey free of charge whilst enjoying music and refreshments. Free entry from 18:00.  

Read more

Twelfth Night14th June 2017

Rain or Shine Theatre Company returns no matter what the weather with Twelfth Night, a performance which is sure to prove a side-splitting and quirky rendition of one of Shakespeare's best loved co...

Read more

Willow Workshop with Serena de la Hey in the Glastonbury Abbey Orchard 17th June 2017

Willow Workshop with Serena de la Hey in the Abbey Orchard Saturday 17th June 10am-4pm A new Willow Lady will be created in the orchard this summer under the guidance of Serena de la Hey. Come ...

Read more

Hands on History for families at Glastonbury Abbey 28th June 2017

Friday Family Fun – Hands on History for all the family plus draw an object from the collection (11.00 - 13.00). As part of the English Archeology Festival, you can enjoy artefacts from our colle...

Read more

Sculpture Trail at Glastonbury Abbey 1st July 2017 - 1st October 2017

Summer Sculptures 1st July – 1st October 2017 The work of 17 West Country sculptors will be on show in the beautiful setting of the Abbey Ruins. Sculptors will include Ian Marlow, Fiona C...

Read more

A Midsummer Night’s Dream 12th July 2017

One of Shakespeare’s classic plays is brought to life at the Abbey by the Castle Theatre Company. A top student theatre group from the University of Durham, Castle Theatre have become a regular f...

Read more

Romeo and Juliet - Promenade Theatre14th July 2017 - 16th July 2017

With Butterfly Theatre Company, experience the most tragic love story of all time, Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, where two star-crossed lovers find their worlds ripped apart by their family...

Read more

Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and The Fairy Queen - Eboracum Baroque22nd July 2017

After their debut at the abbey with King Arthur, Eboracum Baroque will return to the Lady Chapel with more Purcell. The first half will be a reduced version of The Fairy Queen, Purcell's take on A ...

Read more

Hands on History at Glastonbury Abbey 22nd July 2017 - 29th July 2017

Hands on History (10.00 to 4.00 daily). Celebrate Festival of British Archaeology. There will be a drop in handling session in the museum. Artefacts from the abbey’s collections will be on disp...

Read more

King Arthur themed interactive family drama workshop at Glastonbury Abbey 25th July 2017

King Arthur themed interactive family drama workshop with Kay and Bill Wych, members of our Living History Team (13.30 - 14.30). Travel back in time for a King Arthur themed interactive family dram...

Read more

Interactive story-telling for families at Glastonbury Abbey 26th July 2017

Interactive story-telling for families with Stu Packer (11.00 - 13.00). Bring the whole family to the abbey and immerse yourself in the adventure with what promises to be a fantastic interactive st...

Read more

King Arthur themed interactive family drama workshop at Glastonbury Abbey 1st August 2017

King Arthur themed interactive family drama workshop with Kay and Bill Wych, members of our Living History Team (13.30 - 14.30). Travel back in time for a King Arthur themed interactive family dram...

Read more

Friday Family Fun – Enjoy the smell of lavender and create a Lavender Favour at Glastonbury Abbey4th August 2017

Enjoy the smell of lavender and create a Lavender Favour – favours were often given as gifts. Will you give ours away or keep it to make your bedroom smell nice? (11.00 - 13.00) A fun session for...

Read more

King Arthur themed interactive family drama workshop at Glastonbury Abbey 8th August 2017

King Arthur themed interactive family drama workshop with Kay and Bill Wych, members of our Living History Team (13.30 - 14.30). Travel back in time for a King Arthur themed interactive family dram...

Read more

Friday Family Fun – Have a go making clay tiles at Glastonbury Abbey11th August 2017

Have a go making clay tiles which you can air dry at home (11.00 / 13.00). Want to participate in a creative workshop in a unique setting to find inspiration? Come and decorate your own clay tiles,...

Read more

King Arthur themed interactive family drama workshop at Glastonbury Abbey 15th August 2017

King Arthur themed interactive family drama workshop with Kay and Bill Wych, members of our Living History Team (13.30 - 14.30). Travel back in time for a King Arthur themed interactive family dram...

Read more

Friday Family Fun - Carving Soap at Glastonbury Abbey 18th August 2017

Enjoy a “smelly” couple of hours carving soap using the beautiful abbey ruins as inspiration (11.00 - 13.00). Come and share a moment with your family and carve the soap like those who built th...

Read more

Three Men in a Boat19th August 2017

Specialists in light hearted fun, IK Productions are sure to amuse with their take on Jerome K Jerome's comic classic.

Read more

King Arthur themed interactive family drama workshop at Glastonbury Abbey 22nd August 2017

King Arthur themed interactive family drama workshop with Kay and Bill Wych, members of our Living History Team (13.30 - 14.30). Travel back in time for a King Arthur themed interactive family dram...

Read more

Merry Wives of Windsor 25th August 2017

The Festival Players traditional approach to Shakespeare always proves popular here at the abbey. This year represents a fantastic chance to catch one of the bard's lesser known works, The Merry Wi...

Read more

Friday Family Fun - Make a corn dolly at Glastonbury Abbey 25th August 2017

Harvest is on its way – this is your chance to make a corn dolly (11.00 - 13.00). Make a dolly that inspires you the most, fun for displaying or playing with. Come with the whole family and enjoy...

Read more

King Arthur themed interactive family drama workshop at Glastonbury Abbey 29th August 2017

King Arthur themed interactive family drama workshop with Kay and Bill Wych, members of our Living History Team (13.30 - 14.30). Travel back in time for a King Arthur themed interactive family dram...

Read more

Friday Family fun - Calligraphy and illumination at Glastonbury Abbey 1st September 2017

Write in the same way that the monks who lived at the abbey once did, with a short lesson in calligraphy and illumination (11.00 - 13.00). Perhaps you will discover a hidden talent similar to that ...

Read more

Night at the Abbey 20178th September 2017

Following being shortlisted for Small Event of the Year at the National Outdoor Event Association Awards, Night at the Abbey is set to return in a blaze of light and music, bigger and better than e...

Read more

Tudor Banquet 23rd September 2017

The Abbot's Kitchen will play host to a sumptuous Tudor feast with music and entertainment. Three course meal and a glass of mead included on arrival. If you require a vegetarian option or have any...

Read more

Gregorian Chant Workshop30th September 2017

Join Opus Anglicanum for a day of chant - an entertaining, informative and enjoyable experience. Participants will be prepared to perform Vespers of St Dunstan, using at first simple recitation in ...

Read more

Make a leaf crown at Glastonbury Abbey 23rd October 2017

It’s autumn and with the colours changing, use fallen leaves in this craft session (11.00 - 13.00). The numerous trees of the abbey, all very different from each other, will lose their multicolor...

Read more

Make a leaf owl at Glastonbury Abbey 27th October 2017

Use the autumnal coloured leaves at this craft session (11.00 - 13.00). What better than the colors of autumn to create your own owl with the leaves from the grounds of the abbey? Come with your wh...

Read more

The Story of the Reformation28th October 2017

Working with the University of Plymouth and Strode college we are staging a conference to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the revolution that changed the world. Speakers to include: Prof...

Read more

Vistorian Shopping Evening22nd November 2017

Come and do your Christmas shopping in the Abbey shop during our Victorian style evening with festive refreshments and some historical characters too.  

Read more

Make a Christmas tree decoration at Glastonbury Abbey 2nd December 2017

Make a Christmas tree decoration (11.00 - 13.00). It’s Christmas time; join us for this Advent Activity in the museum. A moment of sharing to create Christmas decorations in a unique place and at...

Read more

Make a Christmas tree decoration at Glastonbury Abbey 9th December 2017

Make a Christmas tree decoration (11.00 - 13.00). It’s Christmas time; join us for this Advent Activity in the museum. A moment of sharing to create Christmas decorations in a unique place and at...

Read more

The Churchill Singers10th December 2017

Join the Churchill Singers in the Abbot's Kitchen for some festive singing from 14:00 to 15:00. Normal admission applies.  

Read more

Make a Christmas tree decoration at Glastonbury Abbey 16th December 2017

Make a Christmas tree decoration (11.00 - 13.00). It’s Christmas time; join us for this Advent Activity in the museum. A moment of sharing to create Christmas decorations in a unique place and at...

Read more

Scroll for more

No volunteering opportunities are available at Glastonbury Abbey. Find out more about volunteering here

No accommodation is currently listed. To advertise here contact us.

Learning

The Abbey offers visits for schools and adult groups. Please contact the Abbey for more information.

Research

The Abbey can assist researchers with enquiries about the collection and local history. Please contact the Abbey for more information.

Commercial Hire & Services

To enquire about using the Abbey space for your event, please contact the Abbey.


Resources


Itineraries