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Sunday 24th March - the abbey will be open today from 9am to 6pm

Glastonbury Abbey - discover the history, legends and spirit

We are connected with legend to a degree that is unparalleled by any other abbey in England. Since Medieval times, the abbey has held legendary status as the earliest Christian foundation in Britain linked to Joseph of Arimathea and the burial place of King Arthur. Today it is a tranquil setting where you can discover the stories, explore the accredited museum and enjoy a packed events calendar.

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Whether you are visiting on your own, with your family, a group, school or university, there's something for everyone and we are looking forward to meeting you.

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This internationally renowned site attracts visitors from around the world for its history, heritage, myths and legends as well as for its spiritual enrichment and there has been a church on the site for at least 1500 years with evidence of even earlier occupation.

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We welcome learners of all ages and are able to tailor our offer to suit your study and there are specific activities for families too.

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Whether you want to support us as a volunteer, join our Membership scheme, help us financially or discover career opportunities; these pages are for you.

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What's Onview all

Join Housekeeper Mrs Gibson for Mothering Sunday Afternoon Tea

31-Mar-2019 - more

Abbey House. Now Here's A Funny Story! - Funny Story Productions

07-Apr-2019 - more

Make a tissue paper flower - family activity

10-Apr-2019 - more

Easter Trail

12-Apr-2019 - more

Paint a glass tea light holder - Family Activity

12-Apr-2019 - more

Take a walk on the wildside

13-Apr-2019 - more

Easter Trail

13-Apr-2019 - more

Easter Trail

14-Apr-2019 - more

Easter Trail

15-Apr-2019 - more

Easter Trail

16-Apr-2019 - more

Latest Newsview all

Celebrate Mothering Sunday at the abbey

Looking for something special to do on Mothering Sunday? You can bring your mum to the abbey for free*

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Added: 12th March 2019

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Contact Us

Glastonbury Abbey
Abbey Gatehouse
Magdalene Street

+44 (0)1458 832267