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Monday 24th February - the abbey will be open today from 9am to 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

World Book Day - Family Activity

05-Mar-2020 - more

Local & Community History Month: 'History through Postcards' - Tea & Talk

07-Mar-2020 - more

Abbey House Theatre Ticket

28-Mar-2020 - more

Fagin? - Kick in the Head Productions

28-Mar-2020 - more

Paint a glass tea light holder - Family Activity

08-Apr-2020 - more

Decorate an egg - Family Activity

10-Apr-2020 - more

Shields and Swords - Family Activity

13-Apr-2020 - more

Crowns and Headdresses - Family Activity

15-Apr-2020 - more

Glastonbury Abbey Medieval Fayre

18-Apr-2020 - more

Glastonbury Abbey Medieval Fayre

19-Apr-2020 - more

Latest Newsview all

Abbey to close 15 and 16 February 2020

The abbey will be closed on Saturday February 15 and Sunday February 16 due to the weather warnings around Storm Dennis as the safety of visitors and staff in the grounds is our priority.

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Added: 13th February 2020

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Contact Us

Glastonbury Abbey
Abbey Gatehouse
Magdalene Street

+44 (0)1458 832267


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