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Somerset Rural Life Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Excellent small museum

Really enjoyed our visit here. Lots of very good displays from various eras depicting rural life... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Lovely little Gem

Decided to visit yesterday as they had free entry, been driving past for years and never been in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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“the barn”(6 reviews)
Visitors to Somerset Rural Life Museum can explore rural life from the 1800s onwards and discover more about the county’s heritage including its landscape, food and farming, working life and rural crafts. The Museum reopened in June 2017 following a...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Abbey Farm Chilkwell Street | Abbey Farm, Glastonbury BA6 8DB, England
+44 1458 831197
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Really enjoyed our visit here. Lots of very good displays from various eras depicting rural life through the ages including more modern displays including the Glastonbury Festival. The brilliant horse is worth the very reasonable entry fee alone. The only criticism is the signage for...More

Thank Lynmary
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Decided to visit yesterday as they had free entry, been driving past for years and never been in. It's lovely, gives a real insight to bygone years, you could definitely spend a few hours here. There is also Lovely cafe, all reasonably priced.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A museum with two faces - very traditional buildings and parts of displays but also very modern amenities and some display areas. A very effective mix with plenty to see. Has a small tearoom with indoor seating but also outdoor tables with a view of...More

1  Thank BrianGibbs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful place full of history & lots to do! The coffee shop serves good food at a reasonable price. There is plenty to see & do including activities for the children! This is a must see when in Somerset, somewhere NOT to...More

2  Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small but packed full of information. Exhibits were really interesting. I last came here about 20 years ago and it has changed so much since its redevelopment. Really easy to get around and parking onsite. Really helpful staff and very knowledgable and happy to answer...More

1  Thank Beth T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this when our planned day was a wash out 95% indoors so was a tick, well laid out museum of past Somerset times, nice little cafe.

1  Thank briancfc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

That's what my 10yo wrote about the museum and I have to agree. We spent a lovely couple of hours here recently. Displays are well laid with informative boards. We loved the recreated farmhouse kitchen and the Victorian toys in the courtyard. It's worth wandering...More

1  Thank Catherine M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Let's face it most people have heard of 'Glasto' for the festival or Lay lines... And never think of a museum about rural life in Somerset which frankly is a shame as its very good. Plus the festival is not in Glasto and Lay lines...More

1  Thank Chris M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the museum in August after seeing details of it in Glastonbury Town Centre Tourist information. The tourist information gave us directions and a map, but didn't tell us that the museum had its own car park. the museum was well worth the walk...More

1  Thank BillyBadger66
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Amamazing insight into rural life , loveley plsce to visit ,has a tea room & lift for wheelchsirs & has sheets for children to fill in as they ho round

1  Thank Sally B
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Marie D
July 28, 2017|
Response from Robin S | Property representative |
Hello Marie Thanks for getting in touch. Dogs are welcome in our yard but are not allowed in the galleries (except for assistance dogs). As our Grain Store Café is next to the yard, café visitors with dogs often enjoy their... More