Rural Life Museum Glastonbury
Abbey Farm, Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury, BA6 8DB
The Somerset Rural Life Museum is in Glastonbury, not far from the famous Abbey ruins. It was established in the 1970s to tell the story of rural life in the county.
The museum is based at what was one of the principal dairy farms in the area and includes the magnificent 14th century Abbey Barn, one of only four surviving barns which belonged to Glastonbury Abbey.
The museum tells the story of Victorian domestic life, the farming year and local crafts and industries. The grounds contain a traditional cider apple orchard which is home to rare breeds of sheep and chickens.
A major project has raised over £2.3 million and the museum is now closed for refurbishment and a complete refresh of the whole building and all exhibits