• A guide to visiting Somerset Rural Life Museum

    Our interactive Museum workshops at Somerset Rural Life Museum, Glastonbury, cover a variety of topics from Victorian House and Home to Habitat for Honeybees.

    Our Community Learning Space provides a contemporary and welcoming area in which pupils can explore Somerset’s rural heritage.

    The workshops are 90 minutes long and are suitable for up to 35 pupils.

    90 minute workshops
    • Enhanced subscribers: FREE*
    • Standard subscribers: £2.00 per child*
    • Pay-as-you-go: £3.75 per child
    Self-Guided Visits
    • Enhanced subscribers: FREE*
    • Standard subscribers: FREE*
    • Pay-as-you-go: £2.00 per child

    *Schools subscriptions include 12 free or half price workshops per academic year.

    Key Information

    A maximum of 35 students can participate in each workshop.

    We can facilitate two separate workshops per day between 10.00 am and 2.00 pm.

Upcoming workshops

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Somerset GeographyDetectives

Discover changes in Somerset landscapes over time through this local study workshop. Handle maps, explore artefacts in Museum galleries and create a piece of artwork...

Habitats forHoneybees

Discover more about the humble honeybee and its importance to our planet with this science-based workshop. Explore the Museum grounds with a habitat survey, learn...

Museum Movie Makers– Full dayworkshop

Have you ever wondered what movie magic lies behind characters like Wallace and Gromit and the film How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World?...

Evacuee ExperienceFull day workshop

Explore life for an evacuee in Somerset during World War Two through this engaging and action packed workshop. Be transported back to the Abbey Farm during...

Victorian Christmas

It’s often said that the Victorians invented Christmas and you can learn more about their festivities through this unique seasonal workshop. Investigate where traditions come from,...

Echoes of War

Discover the important contributions that children made towards Somerset’s war effort during the First World War. Explore a recreated First World War allotment, handle objects...

Victorian House andHomes

Experience cooking in the farmhouse kitchen on our coal fired range cooker. Explore some of our amazing Victorian objects and compare them with modern-day equivalents....


Experience traditional Somerset festivities through this fun-filled and hands-on workshop. Mull your own non-alcoholic cider using ancient Somerset techniques and discover the story behind traditional wassailing in...

Marvellous Materials

A science investigation introducing concepts of everyday materials and their uses within domestic and farming life in Somerset. Identify what is being used, what happens...

Saxon Somerset

History comes alive with this brilliant interactive experience. Discover King Alfred and his defence of Wessex against the Vikings, become a Saxon warrior and take...

Somerset Myths andLegends

Discover mythical creatures and legendary tales that have been associated with Somerset for centuries. You will create the crazy ‘Hunky Punk’ creature and the Stogumber...