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Somerset Rural Life Museum, Glastonbury

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Somerset Rural Life Museum is reopening in June following a major £2.4 million redevelopment.

The museum tells the story of Somerset’s rich rural and social history. Visitors can enjoy the five Farmhouse Galleries which explore the themes of ‘Creating’, ‘Learning’, ‘Believing’, ‘Celebrating’ and ‘Remembering.’ In the large Farmyard Gallery the major themes are ‘Working Village’ and ‘Working the Land’.

The magnificent 14th-century Abbey Barn remains the centrepiece of the site. Outside spaces, including the Farmyard and the Orchard, contain sculpture and family trails that interpret the history of the site and its buildings.

The Farmyard Café will be open all year round at this family-friendly destination, offering high-quality locally-sourced food and drink.

We will be open 10.00 am to 5.00 pm, Tuesday to Sunday until the end of October and Tuesday to Saturday from November to Easter, plus Bank Holiday Mondays.

The museum is part of the South West Heritage Trust, an independent charity committed to protecting and celebrating Somerset and Devon’s rich heritage. As well as the widely-praised Museum of Somerset and the redeveloped Somerset Rural Life Museum, in Glastonbury, the Trust manages state-of-the-art facilities in Taunton and Exeter to care for the extraordinary archive collections of the two counties. The Trust also provides essential advice about the historic environment and manages historic sites.

For more information:

www.SRLM.org.uk

www.swheritage.org.uk

Follow: @SomersetRLM
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  • I recently had a spare day in my diary for a change so I took a friend along for a day out to the Somerset Rural Life Museum. This is my first visit since the pandemic and certainly since the... 
    I recently had a spare day in my diary for a change so I took a friend along for a day out to the Somerset Rural Life Museum. This is my first visit since the pandemic and certainly since the...  more »
  • A charming and welcoming Museum, in a rural setting great to explore, take children or like me, stop for a quick homemade lunch. 
    A charming and welcoming Museum, in a rural setting great to explore, take children or like me, stop for a quick homemade lunch.  more »
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  • Liked this place. Well organised and laid out. Lots to see, and things that will bring back a few memories Fully accessible for all. Enjoyed our visit. Loved the barn. Geoff
  • This is a fascinating museum which has an ever changing series of exhibitions. Just enjoyed the Glastonbury photos. Brilliant value annual tickets....just £3.50 for children and a super cafe. We're so lucky to have such a super museum locally.

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