The West Country Sights



Somerset Rural Life Museum

Somerset Rural Life Museum Review

Occupying a Victorian farmhouse and a 14th-century abbey tithe barn, this museum tells the story of life in Somerset. More than 90 feet in length, the barn once stored the one-tenth portion of the town's produce that was owed to the church. Exhibits illustrate 19th-century farming practices, and there's a cider-apple orchard nearby. Events designed for children take place most weekends during school holidays. For a good walk, take the scenic footpath from the museum that leads up to the tor, a half mile east.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Chilkwell St., Glastonbury, BA6 8DB | Map It
  • Phone: 01458/831197
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Tues.–Sat. and national holiday Mon. 10–5
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  • Location: Glastonbury
Updated: 06-10-2013

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