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Wednesday 24th April - the abbey is now closed

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

A day of Creative Writing

26-Apr-2019 - more

Abbey House. My Dog's Got No Nose - Kick in the Head Theatre Company

05-May-2019 - more

Glastonbury Dragons May Fayre

05-May-2019 - more

Textile Painting - Family Activity

06-May-2019 - more

Toddler Group at Glastonbury Abbey

07-May-2019 - more

Tea & Talk with Francis Thyer

11-May-2019 - more

Take a walk on the wildside

11-May-2019 - more

Toddler Group at Glastonbury Abbey

14-May-2019 - more

Glastonbury Abbey Theatre Season Launch with Strode College

14-May-2019 - more

Tea & talk with Allen Cotton

18-May-2019 - more

Latest Newsview all

Medieval Fayre

A medieval spectacular is planned at Glastonbury Abbey over Easter weekend.

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Added: 16th April 2019

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Glastonbury Abbey
Abbey Gatehouse
Magdalene Street

+44 (0)1458 832267