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Friday 22nd February - 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

Paint a Bug sun catcher - family activity

22-Feb-2019 - more

Grail Trail

24-Feb-2019 - more

World Book Day - Children's event

07-Mar-2019 - more

Afternoon Tea

10-Mar-2019 - more

Songs and Readings by the Rose Garden with Patrick Duff

16-Mar-2019 - more

Holy Bones and Precious Stones - Membership Event

21-Mar-2019 - more

Join Housekeeper Mrs Gibson for Mothering Sunday Afternoon Tea

31-Mar-2019 - more

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

Latest Newsview all

The Kid Who Would Be King

Filmed in part at Glastonbury Abbey, the legendary resting place of King Arthur, The Kid Who Would Be King opens in cinemas on 15 February

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Added: 14th February 2019

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Glastonbury Abbey
Abbey Gatehouse
Magdalene Street

+44 (0)1458 832267