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St Dunstanís Day

Saturday 19th May 2018

There will be a short talk on St Dunstan in St. Patrick’s Chapel (free with admission) Times to be confirmed.
Living History will give their usual tours but with extra focus on St Dunstan, and there will be self-guided info sheets also available (free with admission).
The Gregorian Chant workshop (pre-booked and payable for participants) but available for visitors to listen to.
Music from Michael Tyack (free with admission) Time to be confirmed.
St Dunstan themed colouring sheets, quizzes and word searches (free with admission).
Compline service in the Lady Chapel, 5pm.

Plus there's a special afternoon tea at Abbey House - check the events page on the shop site for more info

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Wildlife Tour

Saturday 26th May 2018

11:00am

Join Housekeeper "Mrs Gibson" for Afternoon Tea

Sunday 3rd June 2018

Mrs Gibson started her career at the house as a housemaid Annie Gibson. – find out about life of the times as seen through the eyes of a domestic servant with Mrs Gibson,aka Kay Wych – She may give you some gossip!

Also joining her will be Robert Fear, aka Bill Wych, who will share his memories of his association with the House and its occupants when he leased the garden in 1857. Weather permitting, you will be able to enjoy a tour of the garden.

Afternoon Tea is from 2pm to 4pm.

On the menu is a selection of freshly prepared finger sandwiches - cucumber, egg mayonnaise with cress, smoked salmon with cream cheese, coronation chicken and ham and mustard.

Plus warm scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserve and a variety of homemade cakes with a choice from a range of teas.

Admission to the abbey is not included but can be paid for separately

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Badger Walk

Thursday 7th June 2018

Starting from the 7th June and continuing throughout the summer months until end of August, the Wildife Volunteer Team will be hosting weekly Badger Walks on Thursday evenings. The badger Walks provide a fantastic opportunity for visitors to catch a glimpse of the Badgers and learn more about these fascinating creatures. The events will run from 7:30pm and finish by 9:30pm.

Tickets Adult - £10
Child - £5
Member - £5
Membership Plus - free 

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Summer Opening

Friday 8th June 2018

A fantastic opportunity to explore the abbey free of charge whilst enjoying music and
refreshments. Free entry from 6pm.

Glastonbury Fringe Grand Opening

Saturday 9th June 2018

Glastonbury Fringe is celebrating its 7th year in 2018 with a spectacular line up: Goldray, Gaz Brookfield, Funke & The Two Tone Baby and Hobo Jones & The Junkyard Dogs.
Doors open at 5.30pm. Music start at 6pm and ends at 10pm.
Advance sale tickets are £10 Adults,
£5 Children under 12. On the door tickets
will be £15 Adults, £5 Children under 12.
Tickets can be purchased online from
www.glastonbury-fringe.org.uk or
www.glastonburyabbey.com.
Ticket holders are asked not to bring alcohol to the event as there is a licensed bar. All alcohol brought to the event will be kept at the gate for collection upon exit. There will be food available at the event including vegan. Ticket holders may bring their own food to the event.

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Badger Walk

Thursday 14th June 2018

Starting from the 7th June and continuing throughout the summer months until end of August, the Wildife Volunteer Team will be hosting weekly Badger Walks on Thursday evenings. The badger Walks provide a fantastic opportunity for visitors to catch a glimpse of the Badgers and learn more about these fascinating creatures. The events will run from 7:30pm and finish by 9:30pm.

Tickets Adult - £10
Child - £5
Member - £5
Membership Plus - free

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A Day To Play With Clay

Saturday 16th June 2018

A Day to Play with Clay is inspired by Glastonbury Abbey.
ValiDrum will be facilitating the creation of tea light/candle holders, animals, jewellery, wrap style vases or your own ideas.

Materials provided plus feel free to bring in some of your own. Clay doesn't need a kiln.

You can take home up to five pieces you've made.

Tea/coffee/hot and cold snacks available in the on site outdoor cafe.

Price includes abbey admission.

Advance price £30 adults £25 concessions until 30 May 2018

Price then £35 adults, £30 concessions

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Badger Walk

Thursday 21st June 2018

Starting from the 7th June and continuing throughout the summer months until end of August, the Wildife Volunteer Team will be hosting weekly Badger Walks on Thursday evenings. The badger Walks provide a fantastic opportunity for visitors to catch a glimpse of the Badgers and learn more about these fascinating creatures. The events will run from 7:30pm and finish by 9:30pm.

Tickets Adult - £10
Child - £5
Member - £5
Membership Plus - free

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Century of Sound

Saturday 23rd June 2018

Join us for a evening of classics from 1918 - 2018 starting with the end of World Wars 1 and 2 with wartime classics, then the shaking 50’s and swinging 60’s, and slowly making the way up the timeline performing hits from the 70s, 80’s and 90’s until we hit the magic of modern day music and really get the party started. Remember to shake a tail feather, do the monkey, and flip your hair back and forth as we celebrate the diversity and emotion of music from every great age!”
Gates open 6pm. Adults £10 Family £30.

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Wildlife Tour

Sunday 24th June 2018

14:00pm

The History and Spirituality of Icons - Members Talk

Wednesday 27th June 2018

‘The History and Spirituality of Icons’
A visual arts talk with John Coleman (Icon John)
7.00pm in the museum
Free to all abbey members
£5.00 non members
Light refreshments included

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Badger Walk

Thursday 28th June 2018

Starting from the 7th June and continuing throughout the summer months until end of August, the Wildife Volunteer Team will be hosting weekly Badger Walks on Thursday evenings. The badger Walks provide a fantastic opportunity for visitors to catch a glimpse of the Badgers and learn more about these fascinating creatures. The events will run from 7:30pm and finish by 9:30pm.

Tickets Adult - £10
Child - £5
Member - £5
Membership Plus - free

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Badger Walk

Thursday 5th July 2018

Starting from the 7th June and continuing throughout the summer months until end of August, the Wildife Volunteer Team will be hosting weekly Badger Walks on Thursday evenings. The badger Walks provide a fantastic opportunity for visitors to catch a glimpse of the Badgers and learn more about these fascinating creatures. The events will run from 7:30pm and finish by 9:30pm.

Tickets Adult - £10
Child - £5
Member - £5
Membership Plus - free

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Pilgrimage Weekend

Saturday 7th - Sunday 8th July 2018

We are delighted to welcome the
Glastonbury Pilgrimage Association Annual Pilgrimage on Saturday July 7th and the Clifton Diocese Annual Pilgrimage on July 8th.

Badger Walk

Thursday 12th July 2018

Starting from the 7th June and continuing throughout the summer months until end of August, the Wildife Volunteer Team will be hosting weekly Badger Walks on Thursday evenings. The badger Walks provide a fantastic opportunity for visitors to catch a glimpse of the Badgers and learn more about these fascinating creatures. The events will run from 7:30pm and finish by 9:30pm.

Tickets Adult - £10
Child - £5
Member - £5
Membership Plus - free

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Wildlife Tour

Saturday 14th July 2018

11:00am

Badger Walk

Thursday 19th July 2018

Starting from the 7th June and continuing throughout the summer months until end of August, the Wildife Volunteer Team will be hosting weekly Badger Walks on Thursday evenings. The badger Walks provide a fantastic opportunity for visitors to catch a glimpse of the Badgers and learn more about these fascinating creatures. The events will run from 7:30pm and finish by 9:30pm.

Tickets Adult - £10
Child - £5
Member - £5
Membership Plus - free

Click here to buy tickets online

Badger Walk

Thursday 26th July 2018

Starting from the 7th June and continuing throughout the summer months until end of August, the Wildife Volunteer Team will be hosting weekly Badger Walks on Thursday evenings. The badger Walks provide a fantastic opportunity for visitors to catch a glimpse of the Badgers and learn more about these fascinating creatures. The events will run from 7:30pm and finish by 9:30pm.

Tickets Adult - £10
Child - £5
Member - £5
Membership Plus - free

Click here to buy tickets online

Badger Walk

Thursday 9th August 2018

Starting from the 7th June and continuing throughout the summer months until end of August, the Wildife Volunteer Team will be hosting weekly Badger Walks on Thursday evenings. The badger Walks provide a fantastic opportunity for visitors to catch a glimpse of the Badgers and learn more about these fascinating creatures. The events will run from 7:30pm and finish by 9:30pm.

Tickets Adult - £10
Child - £5
Member - £5
Membership Plus - free

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Fun Dog Show

Sunday 12th August 2018

Fun Dog Show. Gates open at 1pm with entry to the Abbot's Kitchen Field by donation. Classes will start at 2pm 
All proceeds to the Abbey's fund raising appeal. 

Family Tours

Tuesday 14th August 2018

This year we are introducing tours aimed at families with children. The vocabulary used is easier for children to understand, and there are also coloured illustrations that show points of interest on the tour that are perhaps not so easily viewed from child height.
There is less emphasis on dates and more on visuals, in order to retain a child’s interest and help them remember what they’ve seen.
We hope that families will enjoy being able to take a tour with their children – and perhaps talk about the most memorable aspect on the way home.

*Normal Admission Applies

Badger Walk

Thursday 16th August 2018

Starting from the 7th June and continuing throughout the summer months until end of August, the Wildife Volunteer Team will be hosting weekly Badger Walks on Thursday evenings. The badger Walks provide a fantastic opportunity for visitors to catch a glimpse of the Badgers and learn more about these fascinating creatures. The events will run from 7:30pm and finish by 9:30pm.

Tickets Adult - £10
Child - £5
Member - £5
Membership Plus - free

Click here to buy tickets online

Wildlife Tour

Sunday 19th August 2018

14:00pm

Badger Walk

Thursday 23rd August 2018

Starting from the 7th June and continuing throughout the summer months until end of August, the Wildife Volunteer Team will be hosting weekly Badger Walks on Thursday evenings. The badger Walks provide a fantastic opportunity for visitors to catch a glimpse of the Badgers and learn more about these fascinating creatures. The events will run from 7:30pm and finish by 9:30pm.

Tickets Adult - £10
Child - £5
Member - £5
Membership Plus - free

Click here to buy tickets online

Night at the Abbey

Friday 7th September 2018

It’s returning at the end of summer with a blaze of light and music; put the date in the
diary and details on acts and ticket prices will be announced soon.

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Old Herbaceous

Saturday 8th September 2018

Described as “Downton Abbey with gardening tips”, Old Herbaceous is the humorous love story of a single-minded yet gentle man with a passion for plants and is a charming one man play which has entranced sell-out audiences all around the country over the last two years.
An acute and sometimes hilarious observation of relationships between the classes in a simpler age, Old Herbaceous is sprinkled with witticisms and epithets. The evening blossoms into tender humour, much in the traditionally understated
English style of the early 20th century.
As Old Herbaceous, renowned actor Giles Shenton truly lives the part of the legendary Head Gardener, Herbert Pinnegar, inviting you to feel included in a private chat from a bygone, comforting age. Keeping you engrossed, amused and emotionally engaged from start to finish, Old Herbaceous will leave you with a feeling that, perhaps, all’s right with the world.
Start time 6pm with ‘doors open’ at 5pm.
£14 for adults and £10 for members.
Afternoon Tea available and picnics available - see ticket information

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Wildlife Tour

Saturday 15th September 2018

11:00am

Dowsing Made Easy - Members Talk

Wednesday 19th September 2018

Dowsing Made Easy
An interactive workshop with Maria Wheatly
7.00pm in the museum
Free to all abbey members
£5.00 non members
Light refreshments included

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Medieval Banquet

Saturday 22nd September 2018

The Abbot’s Kitchen will play host to a sumptuous medieval feast with music and entertainment. Three course meal and a glass of mead on arrival. If you require a vegetarian option or have dietary requirements, please email
events@glastonburyabbey.com along with your booking by September 7th 2018.
Tickets £50 per person, £40 for abbey members, and wine is pre-bookable

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Wildlife Tour

Saturday 10th November 2018

11:00am

Victorian Shopping Evening

Tuesday 20th November 2018

Come and do your Christmas shopping in the abbey shop during our Victorian style
evening with festive refreshments.
Open from 5pm to 7pm.

Epiphany and the Lord of Misrule - Members Evening

Sunday 6th January 2019

Epiphany and the Lord of Misrule

Join us for a traditional Tudor twelfth night with games, wassailing, carols and a masque:

Free to all abbey members

7.00pm in the Abbot’s kitchen

Light refreshments including wine and Roscón de Reyes (Kings' Cake).

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Carers

We are committed to making the abbey and events held at the abbey accessible to everyone. We may provide disabled ticket holders (who would be unable to attend without a PA - personal assistant / carer / essential companion) with a ticket at no additional cost for their PA, if they are in receipt of one of the following:

  • Middle or Higher rate DLA for care and/or mobility
  • Receipt of Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Evidence of being severely sight impaired
  • CredAbility Access Card (+1 category requirement), see www.accesscard.org.uk
  • A recognised Assistance Dog ID Card

If you do not have any of the above evidence but are unable to attend the abbey without a PA you are welcome to post or email copies of any additional evidence that supports your application. Applications are judged on a case-by-case basis. Tickets for events are sold on a first come, first served basis.

If the event is organised by an external organisation, the above will not necessarily apply and you will need to liaise directly with the organisers. If you wish to contact the organisers please contact info@glastonburyabbey.com and we will put you in touch.

How to apply

Please call our shop on 01458 831631 and arrange to either show the relevant documents in person or to email or post copies.