Somerset Rural Life Museum

Somerset County Council

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Somerset Rural Life Museum displays seventeen paintings from the collections cared for and managed by Somerset Museums Service. Sitting at the base of Glastonbury Tor, the Somerset Rural Life Museum lies within the nineteenth-century buildings of Abbey Farm in the grounds of the fourteenth-century Abbey Barn and tells the county’s story of rural living using real objects, interactives, eye-catching film projections and the words and voices of Somerset people, past and present. From Prince the horse, the collection of Friendly Society memorabilia and fine examples of work by the County’s artists, the Somerset Rural Life Museum is a must-see visitor attraction, containing objects from across many of the museum’s collections, including social history, textiles and fine art. As well as the permanent galleries, the Museum offers regularly changing temporary exhibitions and activities such as family drop-in sessions and a programme of special events, including evening talks, music and outdoor theatre. Somerset Rural Life Museum is open from Wednesday to Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. If you are planning a visit to see a particular painting, please check with the Museum in advance. Paintings can sometimes be moved at short notice and opening times may vary.

Abbey Farm, Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8DB England

01458 831197

Before making a visit, check opening hours with the venue