Somerset Rural Life Museum

In a nutshell

Learn more about life in the countryside, food and farming on a day out at this family-friendly museum in Glastonbury. Plenty to see for all ages.


Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 8DB

Contact details

Tel: 01458 831197

Activity type

Animals, Gardens and Open Spaces, Indoor Activities, Museums and Art Centres, Outdoor Activities

Suitable for

Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s

Price guide


(based on price of Annual Pass for 2 adults and up to 4 children)

Somerset Rural Life Museum details...

Treat the family to a day out in Somerset and learn more about the county’s rural and social history. Visitors to this child-friendly museum in Glastonbury can find out about life in the countryside from the beginning of the 19th century onwards.

Galleries in the Farmhouse explain how Abbey Farm became a museum and how it was recently refurbished. Also there are two Farmyard Galleries exploring rural life and telling the story of farming and food.

As you admire the fine Abbey Barn, imagine what it must have been like during busy harvest times. Wander through the orchard growing apples for cider, visit the Shepherd’s Hut and spot the museum’s Exmoor Horn sheep.

Finally, there are special events and activities such as living history days – just check the museum’s website for details.

Opening times

The museum is open throughout the year, days vary seasonally.


Pay once then visit for 12 months free of charge with the Museum Unlimited Annual Pass. The Annual Pass includes many daytime events.

Please see the Somerset Rural Life Museum’s website to find out more.

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