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Meet the Living History Team!

When you come to visit Glastonbury Abbey, be sure to look out for some rather unusual characters around the ruins and especially in the 14th century Abbot's Kitchen! From March until the end of October we have a team of costumed Living History presenters working in the grounds. Their job is to meet and greet visitors and to lead short walks around the main attractions of this ancient monastic abbey. You may also find one of the presenters in the Abbot's Kitchen telling visitors about the use of the kitchen.

There are several Living History presenters on duty each day (March to October). We can arrange talks and tours for booked groups to fit in with your itinerary. There are regular talks in the Kitchen which last around 30 minutes and are suitable for adults and for children who are able to listen quietly for half an hour!

We also lead short walks, lasting between 3545 minutes through the ruins. Come and learn about the legends of the abbey, the pilgrims who flocked to worship here, or discover the amazing connections between the Tales of King Arthur and Glastonbury Abbey! If you would like to be part of a short walk, please meet at the meeting point. Our Ticket Office staff can point you in the right direction.

A costumed guide is available from 11am to 2.30pm November to February - booking is required via the Ticket Office.