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Meet the Living History Team!

When you come to visit Glastonbury Abbey, be sure to look out for some rather unusual characters around the ruins! We have a team of costumed Living History presenters working in the grounds*. Whose job is to meet and greet visitors and to lead short walks around the main attractions of this ancient monastic abbey. You may also find one of the presenters in the Abbot's Kitchen telling visitors about the use of the kitchen.

We can arrange talks and tours for booked groups to fit in with your itinerary.

We also lead short walks, lasting between 30-45 minutes through the ruins. Come and learn about the legends of the abbey, the pilgrims who flocked to worship here, or discover the amazing connections between the Tales of King Arthur and Glastonbury Abbey! If you would like to be part of a short walk, please meet at the model in the museum. Our Ticket Office staff can point you in the right direction.

A costumed guide is available through the day in the summer and from 11am to 2.30pm November to February - booking is required.

*subject to availability

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Glastonbury Abbey
Abbey Gatehouse
Magdalene Street

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