Glastonbury Abbey

Glastonbury Abbey
The Abbey Gatehouse
Magdalene Street
Glastonbury
Somerset
BA6 9EL
England

Website

www.glastonburyabbey.com

E-mail

general enquiries

info@glastonburyAbbey.com

education services

education@glastonburyabbey.com

Telephone

general office

01458 832267

Education services

01458 836113

Fax

01458 836117

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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:

Garden, parklands or rural site, Sacred space, Museum, Heritage site, Archaeological site

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

Adults: £7.00
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

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

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Taunton Garrison - Monmouth Rebellion

  • 23 — 24 August 2014

Taunton Garrison return for another re-enactment of the Monmouth Rebellion. Come and discover the often forgotten part which Glastonbury Abbey played in one of Somerset's most calamitous events.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal Abbey admission applies

Website

http://www.glastonburyabbey.com/events.php?&dx=1&ob=3&rpn=news_item&sid=56b8c74740fe96574e040d9ac114a2ad

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