The Abbey Gatehouse
Extensive ruins set in 36 acres of parkland in the centre of the town of Glastonbury. The Abbey is believed to be one of the earliest recorded Christian foundations in the land, and the burial place of King Arthur as well as three Saxon Kings. The legendary Glastonbury Thorn has made this a place of pilgrimage across the ages even after the last Abbot was hanged on the Tor after the dissolution of the Abbey. We have a fine Norman Lady Chapel and the remains of what was once one of the richest, largest and most influential abbeys in the country. We have a museum, gift shop and outdoor refreshments available on site in summer.
Garden, parklands or rural site, Sacred space, Museum, Heritage site, Archaeological site
Last entry half an hour before closing
Closed only on Christmas day
Children under 16: £4.00
Under fives: FREE
Over 60s/Students (with NUS card) £6.00
Parties of 10+ £6.00 per person (as of 1st January 2014)
Family ticket (2 adults + 3 children) £18.00
Education Rates: £4 Students under 16 £5 Students over 16 (1 teacher free with 10 children)
Memberships and Season Tickets are also avalible, please visit our website for more infomation
From March to October we have a team of Living History guides on site offering tours through the ruins to talk about pilgrimage and our connections to King Arthur. We offer an extensive range of support materials for schools of all types and the study of Saxon, Norman and Tudor History as well as pilgrimage and monasticism. A range of practical activities for primary schools is also on offer with advance booking.
Archaeology, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Coins and Medals
The Abbot's Kitchen
- 12 July 2013 — 26 January 2014 *on now
The Abbot’s Kitchen is the focus of a major conservation project and exhibition this summer.
As one of only a handful of medieval kitchens surviving in the world, it is being stabilised and protected for future generations to enjoy.
A short film about the conservation project will be shown in the museum. The film contains fascinating insights into why the Abbot’s Kitchen is so important to conserve and includes interviews with the specialists involved.
Visitors can see the conservation work in action and there will be special guided conservation tours.
- Family friendly
Normal Abbey Admission Applies