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Bank Holiday Family Activity

Monday 29th May 2017

Spend the Bank Holiday decorating flower biscuits – in the museum. 11am to 1pm. Free with admission.

Interactive Storytelling

Wednesday 31st May 2017

Story-telling for Families with Stu Packer. 11am to 1pm. Free with admission

Friday Family Fun

Friday 2nd June 2017

Make and paint a shield 11am to 1pm

Normal Admission Applies

Hands on History

Saturday 22nd - Saturday 29th July 2017

Hands on History - 10am to 4pm daily. Celebrate Festival of British Archaeology. There will be a drop in handling session in the museum. Artefacts from the abbey's collections will be on display. Visitors will get a chance to handle objects and learn what they can tell us about the abbey's past.

Interactive Storytelling

Wednesday 26th July 2017

Story-telling for Families with Stu Packer. 11.00 – 13.00. Free with admission.

Friday Family Fun

Friday 28th July 2017

Hands on History for all the family plus draw an object from the collection 11am to 1pm. Normal Admission Applies

Friday Family Fun

Friday 4th August 2017

Enjoy the smell of Lavender and create a Lavender Favour – favours were often given as gifts. Will you give yours away or keep it to make your bedroom smell nice? 11am to 1pm Normal Admission Applies

Friday Family Fun

Friday 11th August 2017

11am to 1pm Have a go making clay tiles which you can air dry at home. Normal admission applies

Friday Family Fun

Friday 18th August 2017

11am to 1pm - Enjoy a ‘smelly’ couple of hours carving soap using the beautiful abbey ruins as inspiration. Normal admission applies.

Friday Family Fun

Friday 25th August 2017

11am to 1pm – Harvest is on its way – this is your chance to make a corn dolly. Normal admission applies.

Friday Family Fun

Friday 1st September 2017

11am to 1pm - Write in the same way that the monks who lived at the once did, a short lesson in calligraphy and illumination. Normal admission applies.

Autumn family fun

Monday 23rd October 2017

11am to 1pm – its autumn and with the colours changing, use fallen leaves to make leaf crowns. Normal admission applies.

Autumn family fun

Friday 27th October 2017

11am to 1pm – use the autumnal coloured leaves to create a leaf owl at this craft session. Normal admission applies.

Christmas family fun

Saturday 2nd December 2017

It’s Christmas time; join us for this Advent Activity in the museum and make a Christmas tree decoration. Normal admission applies.

Christmas family fun

Saturday 9th December 2017

It’s Christmas time; join us for this Advent Activity in the museum and make a Christmas tree decoration. Normal admission applies.

Christmas Family Fun

Saturday 16th December 2017

It’s Christmas time; join us for this Advent Activity in the museum and make a Christmas tree decoration. Normal admission applies.

Carers

We are committed to making the abbey and events held at the abbey accessible to everyone. We may provide disabled ticket holders (who would be unable to attend without a PA - personal assistant / carer / essential companion) with a ticket at no additional cost for their PA, if they are in receipt of one of the following:

  • Middle or Higher rate DLA for care and/or mobility
  • Receipt of Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Evidence of being severely sight impaired
  • CredAbility Access Card (+1 category requirement), see www.accesscard.org.uk
  • A recognised Assistance Dog ID Card

If you do not have any of the above evidence but are unable to attend the abbey without a PA you are welcome to post or email copies of any additional evidence that supports your application. Applications are judged on a case-by-case basis. Tickets for events are sold on a first come, first served basis.

If the event is organised by an external organisation, the above will not necessarily apply and you will need to liaise directly with the organisers. If you wish to contact the organisers please contact info@glastonburyabbey.com and we will put you in touch.

How to apply

Please call our shop on 01458 831631 and arrange to either show the relevant documents in person or to email or post copies.