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Thursday 2nd April - the abbey is now closed - please check back for updates

Glastonbury Abbey - discover the history, legends and spirit

Notices

Glastonbury Abbey Closure: Update

Glastonbury Abbey closed for visitors on Monday March 23rd and remains closed following government guidance around restricting the spread of Covid-19. From April 1st there will be no one monitoring email, social media or phone lines for the abbey. All correspondence will be answered once staff return to work though we have no date for this at present. News will be posted to our Facebook page and website as it occurs.

We hope you all stay safe and well and look forward to seeing you at the abbey in the future.

Glastonbury Abbey Members should see the notice in our news section for how this effects your membership.

Added: 31st March 2020

Please help the abbey today. All donations go towards the 3000 per day it costs to maintain the abbey for today and future generations.

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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History

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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Learning

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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Get Involved

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

Song of the Silence

11-Apr-2020 - more

Toddler Group at Glastonbury Abbey

05-May-2020 - more

Song of the Silence

08-May-2020 - more

Bunting - Family Activity

08-May-2020 - more

Toddler Group at Glastonbury Abbey

12-May-2020 - more

Historical Dance Sessions

16-May-2020 - more

Toddler Group at Glastonbury Abbey

19-May-2020 - more

Much Ado About Falstaff - Kick in the Head Productions

23-May-2020 - more

Tea & Talk: Courtly Life in the Elizabethan Era

23-May-2020 - more

Wildlife Tour

23-May-2020 - more

Latest Newsview all

Announcement: Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza 2020

In light of the current unprecedented circumstances - which include the temporary closure of the Glastonbury Abbey - we are sorry to announce that this year's Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza will not now be able to go ahead.

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Added: 25th March 2020

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Glastonbury Abbey
Abbey Gatehouse
Magdalene Street
Glastonbury
Somerset
BA6 9EL

+44 (0)1458 832267

info@glastonburyabbey.com

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