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How to Find Us

The museum is within walking distance of the town centre on Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury, BA6 8DB.

Parking for up to 40 cars is available on site. Visitors paying full admission will receive a car parking refund on entry to the museum. 

Glastonbury Tor is nearby and can be seen from the Farmyard.  The museum is located 10 minutes walk from the centre of Glastonbury and Glastonbury Abbey, and 10 minutes walk from the Chalice Well and the base of Glastonbury Tor. 

Opening Times

Easter to the end of October

Tuesday – Sunday 10.00 am – 5.00 pm and Bank Holiday Mondays.

 

November to Easter

Tuesday – Saturday 10.00 am – 5.00 pm and Bank Holiday Mondays.

Last entry 4.30 pm.

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Admission Charges

Guided tours are included in your admission ticket.

 
 
 

Cafe & Shop

The café is open year-round, Tues – Sun 10.00 am – 5.00 pm (last orders 4.30 pm) serving delicious locally sourced food and drink. You are welcome to drop-in for coffee or lunch even if you aren't visiting the museum.

 

Download the menu.

 

A small shop offers gifts and souvenirs.

 

Access

Most of the museum buildings are fully accessible, with a lift, accessible toilets and automatic doors.

 

There is a car park on site with three dedicated disabled parking bays. The entrance to the museum is wheelchair accessible and is approximately 30 metres from the car park.

 

A lift provides access to all the museum galleries, Farmyard, Abbey Barn, Café and Community Learning Space.

There is level access on each floor of the buildings with space to manoeuvre between displays. Some doors open automatically. There are accessible toilets on the ground floor and adjacent to the Community Learning Space.

 

Please contact us if you require assistance in accessing the museum.

Unfortunately we do not allow dogs into the museum galleries, orchard or the Abbey barn, except for assistance dogs. However, dogs are welcome in our outside courtyard space, where there is seating linked to the Grain Store Cafe. Admission charges do not apply to visitors just wanting to use the cafe and the museum staff will be available to direct any visitors to this space.

Contact Us

Our visitor services manager is Robin Savill.
 

Tel: 01458 831197

 

Email: SRLM@swheritage.org.uk

Find us on Twitter & Faceboook @SomersetRLM and Instagram somerset_museums

Address: Somerset Rural Life Museum, Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury, BA6 8DB.

Venue Hire

Please contact Robin to discuss your requirements.

 

The South West Heritage Trust

Somerset Rural Life Museum is part of The South West Heritage Trust, an independent charity committed to protecting and celebrating Somerset and Devon’s rich heritage. 

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