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Glastonbury Abbey

Magdalene Street

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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


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

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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.

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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.
Footprint of the Abbey - Exhibition by Areté Visual Arts 11th February 2017 - 21st May 2017

A group of local artists have explored the abbey’s ‘footprint’ on its immediate setting and the wider locality to create personal responses to themes encompassing architectural geometry, herb...

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Planting the Medieval Kitchen Garden3rd May 2017

This course is part of our project to recreate a medieval garden and will be using plants which have been chosen for their medieval heritage, grown by the Grounds team at the abbey to complete the ...

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Richard III - One Woman Show 13th May 2017

All the world is a stage. What part will you play? Pushing the boundaries of Shakespearean Performance, Brite Theatre have re-imagined Richard III as a bold and engaging one-woman show. Taking plac...

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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...

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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...

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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.  

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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...

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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...

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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 familyâ€...

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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 ...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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.  

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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.  

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


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