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Badger Walks

Thursday 1st June - Thursday 31st August 2017

Join us for a walk on the wildside. Pick a date and meet us in the Ticket Office at 7.30pm - held most Thursday evenings in June, July and August - but please be aware places are limited and do book up fast.

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King Arthur themed drama workshop

Tuesday 1st August 2017

1.30pm to 2.30pm – join us for a King Arthur themed interactive family drama workshop with Kay and Bill Wych, members of our Living History Team. Normal admission applies.

Fun Dog Show

Sunday 13th August 2017

Our annual fun dog show returns to the Abbot's Kitchen Field - come and join in the fun.

Put the date in your diary and more information on entries to follow soon

 

Abbey Wildlife Tour - 2pm

Sunday 20th August 2017

Come and enjoy a Wildlife Tour of the abbey with one of our volunteers and discover the creatures who share the site.

The third Sunday of every month except April.

Normal admission applies.

Other dates are: September 17, October 15, November 19 and December 17

Membership Talk - A Blast From the Past

Tuesday 22nd August 2017

Medieval music talk with Jonathan Weeks.

Members - free

Non-members - £5

Starts 7pm

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Night at the Abbey 2017

Friday 8th September 2017

Following being shortlisted for Small Event of the Year at the National Outdoor Event Association Awards, Night at the Abbey is set to return in a blaze of light and music, bigger and better than ever before.

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Abbey Wildlife Tour - 2pm

Sunday 17th September 2017

Come and enjoy a Wildlife Tour of the abbey with one of our volunteers and discover the creatures who share the site.

The third Sunday of every month except April.

Normal admission applies.

Other dates are:  October 15, November 19 and December 17

Tudor Banquet

Saturday 23rd September 2017

The Abbot's Kitchen will play host to a sumptuous Tudor feast with music and entertainment. Three course meal and a glass of mead included on arrival. For vegetarian option, please email shop@glastonburyabbey.com by September 14 2017

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Membership talk - Clothing and Sumptuary Laws of the Middle Ages

Thursday 28th September 2017

Join Tamara Spring, Abbey Wardrobe volunteer, for some fascinating insights.

Member - free

Non-member - £5

Starts 7pm

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Gregorian Chant Workshop

Saturday 30th September 2017

Join Opus Anglicanum for a day of chant - an entertaining, informative and enjoyable experience. Participants will be prepared to perform Vespers of St Dunstan, using at first simple recitation in English, and working towards more adventurous Latin chant.

10am start

£10 per person

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Abbey Wildlife Tour - 2pm

Sunday 15th October 2017

Come and enjoy a Wildlife Tour of the abbey with one of our volunteers and discover the creatures who share the site.

The third Sunday of every month except April.

Normal admission applies.

Other dates are:  November 19 and December 17

Cider's Golden Age - Membership Talk

Wednesday 25th October 2017

Cider's Golden Age: From Medieval Monasteries to the Scientific Revolution - join Dr Richard Stone, University of Bristol.

Members - free

Non-members - £5

Starts 7pm

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The Story of the Reformation - Conference

Saturday 28th October 2017

Working with Strode College, we are staging a conference to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the revolution that changed the world - Glastonbury Town Hall. Price includes a light lunch and access to the abbey. Places are limited.

Starts 9am.

Speakers will be:-

Prof Michael Hicks (Winchester University) - Religion and Piety in Pre-Reformation England

Dr Sean McGlynn (Plymouth University at Strode College) - From Cathars to Lollards: Heresy and Inquisition Before the Reformation

Dr Elaine Fulton (University of Birmingham) - Luther and the European Reformation

Dr Tim Hopkinson-Ball (Glastonbury Antiquarian Society) - Glastonbury Abbey and the Dissolution of the Monasteries

Prof Sue Doran (University of Oxford) - The English Reformation

Dr Simon Johnson (Downside Abbey) - The Counter-Reformation

Andrew Pickering (Plymouth University at Strode College) - Luther and Witches in Reformation Europe

Dr Anthony Cross (University of Oxford) - Multiple Reformations: Dissent and Divergence in Protestant Europe

 

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Abbey Wildlife Tour - 2pm

Sunday 19th November 2017

Come and enjoy a Wildlife Tour of the abbey with one of our volunteers and discover the creatures who share the site.

The third Sunday of every month except April.

Normal admission applies.

Next date is December 17

Victorian Shopping Evening

Wednesday 22nd November 2017

Come and do  your Christmas shopping in the abbey shop during our Victorian style evening from 5pm to 7pm

Members' Christmas Concert

Thursday 7th December 2017

Enjoy music, mince pies and mulled cider.

Members - free

Non-members - £5

Starts 2pm

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Christmas with the Churchill Singers

Sunday 10th December 2017

Join the Churchill Singers in the Abbot's Kitchen for some festive singing from 2pm to 3pm. Normal admission applies.

Abbey Wildlife Tour - 2pm

Sunday 17th December 2017

Come and enjoy a Wildlife Tour of the abbey with one of our volunteers and discover the creatures who share the site.

The third Sunday of every month except April.

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.