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Somerset Rural Life Museum

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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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A must see

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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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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37 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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302 attraction reviews
323 helpful votes 323 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 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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39 helpful votes 39 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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33 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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