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Somerset Rural Life Museum

Somerset Rural Life Museum, Abbey Farm, Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 8DB

The museum is currently undergoing redevelopment but some areas of the site will be accessible for Heritage Open Days as part of our outreach programme during the closed phase. Come and find out what we've been up to since the project started and learn more about the redevelopment plans. There will be guided tours of the site available throughout the day and staff will be onsite to answer any questions.

Opening Times

  • Saturday 10 September: 1000-1600

Booking Details

No booking required


Please be aware that at this stage the museum will still be very much a building site and therefore the tours may not be suitable for all. There are steps, uneven floors and limited access for wheelchairs and pushchairs. All visitors must wear suitable sturdy footwear. Please note that only assistance dogs are allowed onsite.

Additional information

Max 15 people per tour/session. The Somerset Rural Life Museum is located in Glastonbury and is not far from the ruins of Glastonbury Abbey. The museum was established in the 1970s to tell the story of rural life in the county and is currently closed for redevelopment. The museum has not undergone major refurbishment since it opened and so the redevelopment will allow us to update the facilities, improve conditions for the collections and access for visitors. To keep the local community up to date on progress a range of events and activities are planned as part of our outreach programme during the closed phase.


We are located on the A361 near Glastonbury Tor. The museum is next to the roundabout where Bere Lane and Chilkwell Street meet. Please note the car park will not be open but visitors can use car parks in town or may be able to park outside the museum on Bere Lane.



Organised by

South West Heritage Trust

Date last modified: 18th August 2016 at 13:10