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Easter Fun at the abbey

Monday 10th - Monday 17th April 2017

Join us for our annual Easter Egg trail - a fun way to explore the abbey with a chocolate prize the end!

Normal admission applies plus £2 for the trail

Glastonbury Medieval Fayre

Saturday 15th - Sunday 16th April 2017

The Glastonbury Medieval Fayre is back!

This year’s event will feature jousting, a battle, archery and children’s activities; it really is an event for all the family and provides plenty to do over the Easter weekend.

The event will take place on the 15th and 16th April and tickets per day cost £10 per adult, £5.00 for a child (five to 15)/abbey members, £27.50 for a family 2 adults and 2 children and can be bought by following the link below.

Click here to see photos on our Photo Wall

Click here to buy tickets online

Beetle Drive with Fish and Chip Supper

Friday 28th April 2017

Come and enjoy a night of fun, tension and laughter with our fund-raising Beetle Drive plus a Fish and Chip supper courtesy of Knights.

Who will be the first to shout "Beetle"?

This is a Glastonbury Mayor's Charity event supporting the abbey's Rescue Our Ruins Appeal.

Vegetarian option available - please email events@glastonburyabbey.com to request fish alternative

Click here to buy tickets online

Abbey Wildlife Tour

Sunday 21st May 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

Normal admission applies.

Other dates are: June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17, October 15, November 19 and December 17

Glastonbury Fringe Launch

Friday 9th June 2017

Glastonbury Fringe is celebrating its 6th year in 2017 by hosting its biggest launch event yet. On June 9th at the world famous Glastonbury Abbey, Fringe 2017 will launch in spectacular style dancing into the night with the amazing 3 Daft Monkeys, Tankus The Henge, Swampgrass and Lazy Daze. Doors open at 17:30 and tickets are £10 in advance or £15 on the door (subject to availability)

Terms and conditions of entry can be found here www.glastonbury-fringe.org.uk

Click here to buy tickets online

Summer open evening

Saturday 10th June 2017

A chance to explore the abbey free of charge from 6pm and enjoy music and refreshments.

Abbey Wildlife Tour

Sunday 18th June 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:  July 16, August 20, September 17, October 15, November 19 and December 17

Pilgrimage Weekend

Saturday 8th - Sunday 9th July 2017

We are delighted to welcome the Glastonbury Pilgrimage Association Annual Pilgrimage on Saturday July 8 and the Clifton Diocese Annual Pilgrimage on July 9.

 

Abbey Wildlife Tour

Sunday 16th July 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: August 20, September 17, October 15, November 19 and December 17

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.

Abbey Wildlife Tour

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

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.

Click here to buy tickets online

Abbey Wildlife Tour

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

Click here to buy tickets online

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

Click here to buy tickets online

Abbey Wildlife Tour

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

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.

Click here to buy tickets online

Abbey Wildlife Tour

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

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

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.