Glastonbury Abbey to reopen for members and local visitors
Following updated and further guidance from the government regarding the November 5th national lockdown, Glastonbury Abbey is pleased to announce it will reopen its grounds on Saturday the 7th of November for members and local visitors. In line with the guidelines all inside spaces (excluding entry and exit) will be closed to visitors.
Entry to the grounds will be via the ticket office and exit will be via the museum (which will be closed to visitors). While entering and exiting the abbey you must wear a face covering and use sanitiser upon entry. If you have any symptoms at all or have been in contact with someone who has symptoms or the virus, please do not come to the abbey. The safety of our staff and visitors is of the utmost importance to us so while on site please follow all signs and guidance.
The opening times will be 10am to 3pm with last entry at 2.15pm Tuesday to Sunday. The abbey continues to be closed on Mondays. The price of admission for non-members will be £5 and payable at the ticket office. Non-members will be required to provide details for Test & Trace, either by scanning the QR code with the app or by providing their details to the ticket office at entry. Members will be required to scan their cards as normal. While we regret the further reduced opening hours to members and local visitors we have to be vigilant and mindful of the financial impact that being open during the lockdown presents.
The lockdown will be hard for many people and we hope that being able to access the abbey grounds throughout this period will be of value to the people of the area. We kindly request that in line with the ban on non-essential travel that you do not travel from outside the area to visit the abbey. We will continue to monitor the guidance from government and provide updates as appropriate.
Added: 5th November 2020