HomeTop

Home

Top

The Official Tourist Information Site for Wells

Rural Life Museum Glastonbury

Attractions > Museums

Rural Life Museum GlastonburyRural Life Museum Glastonbury

Abbey Farm
Chilkwell Street
Glastonbury
Somerset
BA6 8DB
01823 278805

Click here to visit their website

Find us on TripAdvisor

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.

Lat/Long : 51.144187, -2.711145

Visitor Information for THE CITY OF WELLS • MENDIP HILLS • SOMERSET LEVELS

Tourist Information