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Please check back regularly for all the latest news from Glastonbury Abbey and don't forget to take a look at our Wildlife Blog.

Richard III and new exhibition at the abbey

Richard III and new exhibition at the abbey

An exciting adaptation of Richard III takes place at Glastonbury Abbey on May 13 and a new exhibition celebrating the Past in the Present opens on May 27  more

Added: 25th April 2017

Beach Boys Co-Founder Brian Wilson to headline Extravaganza

Beach Boys Co-Founder Brian Wilson to headline Extravaganza

There will be “Good Vibrations” at this year’s Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza as Beach Boys Co-Founder Brian Wilson is to headline, Michael Eavis announced today.  more

Added: 11th April 2017

Medieval Fayre Timetable is out

Medieval Fayre Timetable is out

Want to know when there's a battle, jousting or archery?

Check out the timetable - tickets are on sale now.  more

Added: 9th April 2017

Abbey Pond Project to go-ahead

Abbey Pond Project to go-ahead

Renovation work for a pond at Glastonbury Abbey has been made possible thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

The funding boost from Postcode Local Trust totalled £19,694 and means long awaited work can start.  more

Added: 17th March 2017

Contacting the abbey - March 19-22

Contacting the abbey - March 19-22

Please note that due to a server upgrade, the abbey team cannot send or receive emails on March 20 and 21 and there may be some disruption on March 19 and 22.  more

Added: 11th March 2017

Events season gets underway

Events season gets underway

Glastonbury Abbey’s busy events season kicks off with a fund-raising musical variety show on March 24 with the support of the town mayor.  more

Added: 9th March 2017

Michael Eavis drops hints about Extravaganza headliner as tickets sell fast

Michael Eavis drops hints about Extravaganza headliner as tickets sell fast

Michael Eavis has today revealed that tickets for this year’s Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza, which is presented by Glastonbury Festival, are selling fast, despite the headliner for the eventon August 5th having not yet been revealed.  more

Added: 6th March 2017

Changes to normal service levels - 2017

Changes to normal service levels - 2017

Glastonbury Abbey is a popular venue for many different activities. As such please be advised of the following changes to our normal service levels throughout the summer.  more

Added: 4th March 2017

Living History Tours

Living History Tours

Enjoy a tour of the abbey with one of our Living History Guides who will bring our history to life.  more

Added: 28th February 2017

Glastonbury Medieval Fayre is back and tickets are now on sale

Glastonbury Medieval Fayre is back and tickets are now on sale

The Glastonbury Medieval Fayre is to be held at the abbey this Easter despite stormy weather threatening its future last year.  more

Added: 5th February 2017

Pond Project - can you help?

Pond Project - can you help?

Glastonbury Abbey is just £1500 away from its goal to fund the development and repair of its pond.  more

Added: 31st January 2017

2017 Events Unveiled

2017 Events Unveiled

A packed events calendar has been unveiled by Glastonbury Abbey for 2017 with new attractions among the mix.  more

Added: 3rd January 2017

The Archaeology Story

The Archaeology Story

Current Archaeology published a feature on the work of our Trustee and award-winning archaeologist Professor Roberta Gilchrist from the University of Reading  more

Added: 8th December 2016

Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza 2017

Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza 2017

Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis has today announced the date of the 2017 Extravaganza and unveiled a world-famous brass band taking to the stage along with a top contemporary act.  more

Added: 24th November 2016

Tour operators welcomed to abbey

Tour operators welcomed to abbey

We're delighted to be welcoming tour operators from America, China, Japan, Europe and Russia to the abbey on Saturday October 15.  more

Added: 14th October 2016

Medieval Kitchen Garden to be created at abbey

Medieval Kitchen Garden to be created at abbey

A medieval kitchen garden in the style once seen hundreds of years ago at Glastonbury Abbey is to be recreated.

Centuries ago the abbey would have grown its own produce for use within the Abbot’s Kitchen which catered for the abbot and his high-status guests such as the Royal family of the time as well as to feed the monks and employees.  more

Added: 6th October 2016

New museum interactive launched at abbey

New museum interactive launched at abbey

A video showing how Glastonbury Abbey looked centuries ago has been released to coincide with a new museum interactive that showcases digital reconstructions of the Anglo-Saxon and medieval abbey.  more

Added: 4th October 2016

Textile exhibition inspired by the abbey opens October 1

Textile exhibition inspired by the abbey opens October 1

A group of highly skilled textile artists will be unveiling work inspired by Glastonbury Abbey’s beautiful ruins and ancient artefacts in an exhibition opens on October 1.  more

Added: 30th September 2016

Abbey shortlisted for a national award

Abbey shortlisted for a national award

The shortlist for the prestigious National Outdoor Events Association Awards 2016 has been announced.  more

Added: 23rd September 2016

Quiz and supper to raise cash for appeal

Quiz and supper to raise cash for appeal

Last held in 2014, our fundraising quiz and supper night is back when we will be testing your general knowledge and raising money for our Rescue Our Ruins Appeal: The Final Chapter.  more

Added: 20th September 2016

Important Announcement re Fundraising

Important Announcement re Fundraising

We are aware an email purporting to be from Glastonbury Abbey inviting donations via PayPal has been received by some people.  more

Added: 17th September 2016

Mayor backs abbey appeal

Mayor backs abbey appeal

The Mayor of Glastonbury Councillor Jon Cousins has given Glastonbury Abbey’s fundraising appeal his backing.  more

Added: 8th September 2016

Handstitched Quilt to be auctioned in aid of Rescue Our Ruins

Handstitched Quilt to be auctioned in aid of Rescue Our Ruins

Local Somerset quilter Jane Harwood is doing her bit for the Glastonbury Abbey appeal by generously donating a handstitched quilt to be auctioned in support of Rescue Our Ruins: The Final Chapter.  more

Added: 30th June 2016

New image reveals how Anglo-Saxon Church would have looked on abbey site

New image reveals how Anglo-Saxon Church would have looked on abbey site

This stunning image reveals for the first time how the Anglo-Saxon church on the site of Glastonbury Abbey would have looked in the eighth century.  more

Added: 14th June 2016

Final Chapter - Fundraising Latest

Final Chapter - Fundraising Latest

Glastonbury Abbey’s Rescue Our Ruins Final Chapter has raised a staggering £19,000 in the first three months.  more

Added: 27th May 2016

Survey - Tell Us What You Think!

Survey - Tell Us What You Think!

2015 was a great year for the environment at the abbey with the addition of our new team of Wildlife Volunteers, new Wildlife Station in the picnic hut, Bug Mansion in the Wildlife Area, and great results from our Bioblitz survey, showing the hundreds of species which can be found within the abbey grounds.  more

Added: 26th May 2016

New - a blog by our Wildlife Volunteers

New - a blog by our Wildlife Volunteers

Our Wildlife Volunteers have taken time out from their work in the abbey grounds to pen a new blog dedicated to the wildlife of the abbey.  more

Added: 15th May 2016

Rescue Our Ruins Appeal: The Final Chapter Launch

Rescue Our Ruins Appeal: The Final Chapter Launch

Glastonbury Abbey has launched the Final Chapter for its Rescue Our Ruins Appeal with the help of ambassador and Festival founder Michael Eavis, the Bishop of Bath & Wells and the Lord Lieutenant of Somerset, Annie Maw.  more

Added: 25th February 2016