The West Country Sights

Somerset Rural Life Museum

  • Chilkwell St. Map It
  • Glastonbury

Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's 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. Note that the museum will be closed for renovation until 2016. For a good walk, take the scenic footpath from the museum that leads up to the tor, a half mile east.

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Chilkwell St., Glastonbury, BA6 8DB, England

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  • Free

Published 08/30/2016


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