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Address: Chilkwell Street | Abbey Farm, Glastonbury BA6 8DB, England
Phone Number: +44 1458 831197
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The museum is currently closed for redevelopment. Visit the website for...
The museum is currently closed for redevelopment. Visit the website for further information and to follow the project.
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I love visiting the Abbey Barn the architecture of the Barn is so great and all the history as well. its great to wander around the old farmhouse there and its set in a great spot... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Mullumbimby, New South Wales, Australia

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Mullumbimby, New South Wales, Australia
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83 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I love visiting the Abbey Barn the architecture of the Barn is so great and all the history as well. its great to wander around the old farmhouse there and its set in a great spot on the way to the tor in an apple orchard with some sheep and chickens. it really has that authentic feel, you can also... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Lovely step back in time to get the flavour and atmosphere of the past era. Unfortunately this facility has been closed for approx a year due to austerity cuts. To be reviewed at the next financial revue next yerr.

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Measham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Visited today, sign on gate says closed for renovation, reopen 2016, worth a walk, picked up the glastonbury millennium walk by accident, this is really informative stroll around this very spiritual town.

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Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have taken my 3 year old granddaughter to visit the museum several times. Staff are very friendly and helpful and she loves going for a visit here.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 385 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I was disappointed when I learn that this museum was closed when I visited Glastonbury on April 23, 2014. The walk from the Glastonbury Abbey is uphill and took about 15-20 minutes. to reach its location. Situated near it is the Chalice Well and further up the hill is the Tor. I hope this Museum is open next time I... More 

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Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great little museum. Very interesting, great cafe. Check opening times as not always open. House very interesting, as are all exhibits.

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Watchet, Somerset
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

A wonderful collection of artefacts from agricultural Somerset, exhibited professionally. Very helpful person on the desk. Cafeteria was closed for the season but we were invited to make our own in a scrupulously clean kitchen! Don't miss this.

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Midsomer Norton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

visited Saturday 1st February Following the trip to Chalice Well with my partner we decided to dodge the rain and have a look at the Rural Life Museum. I'm so glad we did. Whoever designed this really understands their subject. Upstairs there is was a re-creation of the Victorian way of life with stories about people's work, the conditions they... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Park here for a cost of £2 all day and then enter the museum for free.Plenty to see and staff are so friendly especially the woman in the Cafe who was like a tourist rep telling us the finer points of what to see and do in Glastonbury..A short walk up a path and over the road gets you to... More 

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UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

A well thought through little museum, showcasing the rural life of Somerset, even including things like willow weaving which I found fascinating. Staff are friendly and helpful and the cafe is lovely.

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Address: Chilkwell Street | Abbey Farm, Glastonbury BA6 8DB, England
Phone Number: +44 1458 831197
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Glastonbury
Open Hours:
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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