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Somerset Rural Life Museum

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Somerset Rural Life Museum

Address/Location

Chilkwell Street
Glastonbury
Somerset
BA6 8DB

Contact

Tel: 01458 831197

Somerset Rural Life Museum has reopened following a major £2.4 million redevelopment. 

The museum tells the story of Somerset’s rich rural and social history. Visitors can enjoy the five Farmhouse Galleries which explore the themes of ‘Creating’, ‘Learning’, ‘Believing’, ‘Celebrating’ and ‘Remembering.’ In the large Farmyard Gallery the major themes are ‘Working Village’ and ‘Working the Land’.

The magnificent 14th-century Abbey Barn remains the centrepiece of the site. Outside spaces, including the Farmyard and the Orchard, contain sculpture and family trails that interpret the history of the site and its buildings.

The Farmyard Café will be open all year round at this family-friendly destination, offering high-quality locally-sourced food and drink.

We are open from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm, Tuesday to Sunday until the end of October and Tuesday to Saturday from November to Easter, plus Bank Holiday Mondays.

The museum is part of the South West Heritage Trust, an independent charity committed to protecting and celebrating Somerset and Devon’s rich heritage. As well as the widely-praised Museum of Somerset and the redeveloped Somerset Rural Life Museum, in Glastonbury, the Trust manages state-of-the-art facilities in Taunton and Exeter to care for the extraordinary archive collections of the two counties. The Trust also provides essential advice about the historic environment and manages historic sites. 

For more information:
www.swheritage.org.uk

 

 

Opening Times

Somerset Rural Life Museum (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)
DayTimes
Monday
Tuesday10:0017:00
Wednesday10:0017:00
Thursday10:0017:00
Friday10:0017:00
Saturday10:0017:00
Sunday10:0017:00

* Last admission is 4.30pm

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