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Sunday 16th December - the abbey is now open and will close at 4pm

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

Christmas Lunch at Abbey House

16-Dec-2018 - more

Christmas Lunch at Abbey House

16-Dec-2018 - more

Christmas Dinner at Abbey House

19-Dec-2018 - more

Christmas Dinner at Abbey House

20-Dec-2018 - more

A Traditional Tudor 12th Night

06-Jan-2019 - more

Wassailing the abbey orchard

12-Jan-2019 - more

Big Garden Birdwatch

26-Jan-2019 - more

Make a fat ball for birds - family activity

20-Feb-2019 - more

Paint a Bug sun catcher - family activity

22-Feb-2019 - more

World Book Day

07-Mar-2019 - more

Latest Newsview all

Glastonbury Abbey Silver Street Car Park

We are really disappointed that inaccurate comments about the abbey and our car park are circulating on Social Media and would like to clarify the situation.

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Added: 14th December 2018

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Glastonbury Abbey
Abbey Gatehouse
Magdalene Street

+44 (0)1458 832267