Glastonbury Abbey

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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.

Venue Type:

Sacred space

Opening hours

November-February 09.00-16.00
March-May 09.00-18.00
June-August 09.00-20.00
September-October 09.00-1800

Last entry half an hour before closing

Closed only on Christmas day

Admission charges

The Gift Aid Admission price is £7.60 adult, £6.60 concession, £4.75 child five to 15, £19.60 family.
Groups £5.90 each with one free for every 10.

Additional info

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.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Coins and Medals

Glastonbury Abbey
The Abbey Gatehouse
Magdalene Street



general enquiries

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general office

01458 832267

Education services

01458 836113


01458 836117

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