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Somerset Rural Life Museum
Ranked #10 of 35 things to do in Glastonbury
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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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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Very interesting and informative day.... My friend thoroughly enjoyed playing with wild cocks. I felt the layout was a little confusing. The the architecture of the barn is a sight to behold...

Visited September 2012
2 Thank Rachel K
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Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2012

Very interesting to visit -- I spent a lot of time in the farm area and orchard with the sheep, chickens and squirels when I visited. It was a lovely peaceful place to be. Love the horse in the display area --- and the old barn. The staff were very friendly and kind and there is a great cafe in there. It is a couple of minutes walk from the High St and easy acessible.

Visited October 2012
1 Thank Elita00
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Shepton Mallet, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great for families with children”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

I love Glasonbury, and have visited many times alone. But visiting with 2 young children proved tricky, with many attractions not having access for buggies or high chairs etc.
The Rural Life museum was one of the few places we really enjoyed visiting. i have a 3 year old and a 1 year old in a push chair. Most parts of the museum could be reached with the buggy..there were sheep, goats and chickens for the kids to meet. And orchard to stroll around, and a colourful and interesting museum with video/models/ interactive exibits. The toilets were on the ground floor, as was a small art gallery, the shop and a little cafe..with a high chair for the baby. It sold a lovely cream tea for £5 ( maybe a bit expensive?) but that did include a pot of tea which gave 2 small cups, 2 scones, jam and clotted cream. A really nice outing.

Visited September 2012
2 Thank heatherjbryson
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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“good flavour of life in the Somerset countryside of old”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

Somerset Rural Life Museum is not a big place but really gives you a flavour of life in the Somerset countryside of old. It has a café which sales tea coffee and snacks. It also has a free carpark, which you can stay in even after you leave the museum. Places near by scruffy looking pub cant remember the name but good food Chalice Well & The Tor all in walking distance.

Visited March 2012
1 Thank Robert K
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“take a trip back in time”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

just a few minits walk from glastonbury town centre, and close enough to glastonbury tor to visit both,free parking,dogs not allowed in museum,plants for sale just make a donation to the museums running costs,see how rural folk lived many years ago,farming tools and aids,
school room,have a seat at old school desk,this really desreves a visit

Visited May 2012
1 Thank tedrogers
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