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Saturday 28th March - the abbey is now closed - please check back for updates

Glastonbury Abbey - discover the history, legends and spirit


Glastonbury Abbey Closure

From Monday 23rd March we have decided to close the abbey grounds in addition to the shop and all other areas of the site, to help restrict the spread of coronavirus.

This has been a difficult decision but we feel we must do so to help prevent the spread of coronavirus and safeguard all our staff and visitors. We will continue to review and act according to government advice so please continue to check our website for further details.

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

Thank you for your continuing support and we hope to see you all soon.

Added: 23rd 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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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

Song of the Silence

11-Apr-2020 - more

Toddler Group at Glastonbury Abbey

05-May-2020 - more

Bunting - Family Activity

08-May-2020 - more

Song of the Silence

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

Wildlife Tour

23-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

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

+44 (0)1458 832267


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