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Somerset Rural Life Museum

Chilkwell Street, BA6 8DB

Description

Visitors to Somerset Rural Life Museum can explore rural life from the 1800s onwards and discover more about the county’s heritage including its landscape, food and farming, working life and rural crafts.

Somerset Rural Life Museum

Visitors to Somerset Rural Life Museum can explore rural life from the 1800s onwards and discover more about the county’s heritage including its landscape, food and farming, working life and rural crafts.

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, providing a unique and remarkable setting for exhibitions and events.

Outside spaces, including the Farmyard and the Orchard, contain sculpture and family trails that interpret the history of the site and its buildings.

The Grain Store Café is open all year round at this family-friendly destination, offering high-quality locally-sourced food and drink.

A programme of seasonal events take place throughout the year.


Image Gallery


Opening Hours

Open 10.00 am to 5.00 pm:

Tuesday to Saturday – 1 November to Easter

Tuesday to Sunday – Easter to 31 October

Pricing

 
Adult £8.50

Concessions (over 60s, students aged 18 to 25, those receiving benefits *) £6.95

Child (under 5) Free

Child (5-17) £4.00

Family (2 adults and up to four children aged 5 – 17) £20

Family (1 adult and up to four children aged 5 – 17) £13.00

Museum Unlimited Pass pay just once and then visit for a whole year FREE of charge.

* Income support, Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), Universal Credit
 

Facilities

ACCESSIBILITY

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          PARKING & TRANSPORT

            • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors

            • On site parking

            • On-site Restaurant/Cafe

            • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors

            • Shop

            • Toilets

            Public Transport Directions

            The entrance to the Museum is on Bere Lane, near to the roundabout adjoining Chilkwell Street. 
             
            It is 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.
             

            Contact

            Somerset Rural Life Museum
            Chilkwell Street
            Glastonbury
            BA6 8DB
            United Kingdom


            T: 01458 831197

            E: SRLM@swheritage.org.uk

            W: SRLM.org.uk

            Facebook: @somersetrlm

            Twitter: @SomersetRLM

            Instagram: @somersetrurallifemuseum/



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