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Somerset Rural Life Museum

Address: Chilkwell Street | Abbey Farm, Glastonbury BA6 8DB, England
Phone Number: +44 1458 831197
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Ranked #8 of 14 Attractions in Glastonbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
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Owner description: The museum is currently closed for redevelopment. Visit the website for further information and to follow the project.

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Somerset, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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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141 reviews 141 reviews
37 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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295 reviews 295 reviews
228 attraction reviews
283 helpful votes 283 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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125 reviews 125 reviews
35 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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297 reviews 297 reviews
141 attraction reviews
243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
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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89 reviews 89 reviews
30 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Nice little pay & display carpark round the back. Fit members of our group went up the Tor, then round the museum, while less able took their time going round the museum. It was free to get in, but would have happily paid. Nice displays, with items well referenced. Information refered to individuals from the past. It really brought it... More

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