Somerset Rural Life Museum

Somerset Rural Life Museum
Abbey Farm, Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 8DB
  • Telephone 01458 831197
  • Opening times Closed until 2016 for redevelopment
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Somerset Rural Life Museum

Somerset Rural Life Museum is closed to the public throughout 2014/15 so redevelopment work can take place. The museum has not undergone major redevelopment since the 1970s. It now needs to be updated so it can continue to appeal to today’s visitors. The site re-opens in 2016.

The Somerset Rural Life Museum is based in Glastonbury. In the Abbey Farmhouse the social and domestic life of Victorian Somerset is described in reconstructed rooms and there is a lively events programme as well as regular temporary exhibitions. There is also a tea room and museum shop.

Entry to the museum is free.

The magnificent 14th century Abbey Barn is the centrepiece of the museum. The barn and the farm buildings surrounding the courtyard contain displays and tools used in local rural activities such as mud horse fishing, peat digging and cider making.

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