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Shaftesbury Abbey Museum & Garden

About

The excavated foundations of this once important Abbey, founded over 1000 years ago by King Alfred, lie in a peaceful walled garden, with medieval orchard and extensive herb garden. The museum brings to life the story of the Abbey and its inhabitants with dramatic displays of medieval stonework and an interactive virtual tour. There is a free audio tour, printed guides and children’s activities.

Admission

Free Admission, donations welcome.

Opening Times

The Museum and Gardens are fully open from Monday 17th May 10am-4pm daily.

There is no need to book but we will be monitoring numbers of visitors in the garden and museum and may have to briefly limit numbers. Social distancing and hygiene measures in place.

Refreshments and Plants for sale.

Learning

Full education programme offered by all year by trained education staff.

 

Facilities

Museum facilities
Parking  
Refreshments A vending machine for hot and cold drinks.
Gift shop  Yes
Gardens/Grounds  
Toilets  
Toilets for Wheelchair Users   
Guided Tours   
Audio Tours   
Wheelchair Accessability  Full disabled access and WC in museum, some uneven ground and steps in garden.
Induction Loop   
Facilities for the Blind / Visually Impaired   
Group Visits  
School Visits  
Outreach activities  

 

Contact

Park Walk
Shaftesbury
Dorset
SP7 8JR

01747 852910

www.shaftesburyabbey.org.uk

office@shaftesburyabbey.org.uk