How to Find Us
The entrance to the Museum is on Bere Lane, near to the roundabout adjoining Chilkwell Street. The postal address is Abbey Farm, Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury, BA6 8DB.
Parking for up to 40 cars is available on site.
The Museum is located 10 minutes walk from the centre of Glastonbury and Glastonbury Abbey, 5 minutes walk from Chalice Well and 10 minutes walk from the base of Glastonbury Tor.
Easter (from Sunday 21 April) to the end of October
Tuesday – Sunday 10.00 am – 5.00 pm and Bank Holiday Mondays.
November to Easter
Tuesday – Saturday 10.00 am – 5.00 pm and Bank Holiday Mondays.
Last entry 4.30 pm.
Please note: On the afternoon of Saturday 18 May, The Brue Boys Choir will be performing a concert in the Abbey Barn, hosted by the Friends of the Somerset Rural Life Museum. The concert will be taking place from 3.00 pm onwards and therefore the Barn will be closed for entry to Museum visitors from 1.30 pm in the afternoon. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
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The Grain Store Café
The café is open year-round and has the same opening times as the museum (last orders at 4.30pm). It serves delicious locally-sourced food and drink. You are welcome to drop in for coffee or lunch even if you aren’t visiting the Museum.
A small shop offers a wide selection of gifts and souvenirs. You are welcome to drop in even if you aren’t visiting the Museum.
With the Museum Unlimited Annual Pass you pay just once then visit for a whole year free of charge, including many daytime events.
Tickets can be purchased at the Museum.
* Income support, Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), Universal Credit
For more information about our Museum Unlimited passes click here.
Groups and Tours
Our special discounted rate for group visits includes a complimentary guided tour of the Museum which can be tailored from thirty minutes to one hour.
Our knowledgeable team will guide your group around the galleries explaining the remarkable collections on display. You can also discover more about the Mapstone family who lived and worked at Abbey Farm.
Most of the Museum buildings are fully accessible. There are accessible toilets, automatic doors and a lift.
There is a car park on site with three dedicated disabled parking bays. The entrance to the Museum is wheelchair accessible and is approximately 30 metres from the car park.
A lift provides access to all the Museum galleries, the farmyard, the Abbey Barn, the café and the Community Learning Space.
There is level access on each floor of the buildings with space to manoeuvre between displays. Some doors open automatically. There are accessible toilets on the ground floor and adjacent to the Community Learning Space.
Unfortunately we do not allow dogs into the Museum galleries, the orchard or the Abbey Barn, except for assistance dogs. Dogs are welcome in our outside courtyard space, where there is seating available. Admission charges do not apply to visitors who only want to use the café. Museum staff will be available to direct you.
Please contact us if you require assistance in accessing the Museum.
Starting on Friday 24 May and then the fourth Friday of every month we are running Inclusive Afternoons. These are for people who enjoy a quieter visit, including people living with autism or dementia, their families and carers. Read more on our event listings page.