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Somerset Rural Life Museum

The museum tells the story of Somerset’s rich rural and social history and provide a family-friendly destination which has learning, access and discovery at its heart. Explore rural life from the 1800s onwards and discover more about the county’s heritage including its landscape, food and farming, working life and rural crafts. Refurbished galleries in the farmhouse and former cowsheds will mean museum collections are better cared for, displayed and interpreted. The magnificent 14th-century Abbey Barn remains the centrepiece of the site. Outside spaces such as the farmyard and orchard will contain new sculptures and family trails that interpret the history of the site and its buildings. The new café will offer fresh local produce as well as a stunning view of Glastonbury Tor from the outside seating area.


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access


South West Heritage Trust


Abbey Farm Chilkwell Street Glastonbury Somerset BA6 8DB

  • 01458 831 197
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Open days

Easter-Oct Tue-Sun & BHol, Nov-Easter Tue-Sat 1000-1700, last entry 1630.


By Bus: 376, 773

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