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Glastonbury Abbey
Address

Magdalene Street
Glastonbury
Somerset
BA6 9EL

Telephone
01458 832267
Website
www.glastonburyabbey.com/
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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

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

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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.
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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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...

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Glastonbury Abbey Wildlife Tour20th August 2017

Glastonbury Abbey Wildlife Tour Come and enjoy a Wildlife Tour of the abbey with our volunteer wildlife team and discover the creatures who share the site. You might have the chance to cross the ...

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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...

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Membership Talk - A Blast from the Past22nd August 2017

Membership Talk - A Blast from the Past Tuesday 22nd August 2017 Starts 7pm Medieval music talk with Jonathan Weeks. Members - free Non-members - £5   ...

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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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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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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Glastonbury Abbey Wildlife Tour 17th September 2017

Glastonbury Abbey Wildlife Tour Come and enjoy a Wildlife Tour of the abbey with our volunteer wildlife team and discover the creatures who share the site. You might have the chance to cross the ...

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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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Membership talk - Clothing and Sumptuary Laws of the Middle Ages28th September 2017

Membership talk - Clothing and Sumptuary Laws of the Middle Ages Thursday 28th September 2017 Starts 7pm Join Tamara Spring, Abbey Wardrobe volunteer, for some fascinating insights. Member - ...

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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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Glastonbury Abbey Wildlife Tour15th October 2017

Glastonbury Abbey Wildlife Tour Come and enjoy a Wildlife Tour of the abbey with our volunteer wildlife team and discover the creatures who share the site. You might have the chance to cross the ...

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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...

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Cider's Golden Age - Membership Talk25th October 2017

Cider's Golden Age - Membership Talk Wednesday 25th October 2017 Starts 7pm Cider's Golden Age: From Medieval Monasteries to the Scientific Revolution - join Dr Richard Stone, University of Bri...

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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...

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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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Glastonbury Abbey Members’ Evening15th November 2017

Glastonbury Abbey Members’ Evening Wednesday 15th November 2017 Starts 7pm Members - free Non-members - £5  

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Glastonbury Abbey Wildlife Tour19th November 2017

Come and enjoy a Wildlife Tour of the abbey with our volunteer wildlife team and discover the creatures who share the site. You might have the chance to cross the path of a small squirrel, birds or...

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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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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...

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Members' Christmas Concert 7th December 2017

Members' Christmas Concert Thursday 7th December 2017 Starts 2pm Enjoy music, mince pies and mulled cider. Members - free Non-members - £5  

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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...

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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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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...

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Glastonbury Abbey Wildlife Tour17th December 2017

Come and enjoy a Wildlife Tour of the abbey with our volunteer wildlife team and discover the creatures who share the site. You might have the chance to cross the path of a small squirrel, birds or...

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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.

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