Things to do at Muchelney Abbey review
Muchelney Abbey is located in Muchelney, near Langport in Somerset. It is maintained by English Heritage and the site consists of ruined walls that show the layout of the abbey’s buildings that were constructed from the 7th to 16th century. There is also an intact Abbot’s House.
The abbey was once a wealthy Benedictine house and it was the second oldest religious foundation in Somerset. Needless to say, it was mostly destroyed during the dissolution of the monasteries in 1538. As well as still being able to see the foundations of the abbey you can see parts of the richly decorated cloister walk and the thatched monks’ lavatory, this is the only one of its kind in the UK.
In the abbot’s house, you can see some magnificent rooms and there are finds on display that illustrate the life of a monk. There are plenty of rooms to explore. Families can explore the abbey in a fun way by borrowing the story bag of Daniel and the Muchelney Flood. This guides you around the buildings and grounds and is great for helping kids learn more about the site.
Please note – Most places may still require you to pre-book online in advance. Some venues also still have certain areas closed for safety reasons. Please check their website and/or social media pages before visiting.
FAQ and Further Information Muchelney Abbey
Is there food and drink available?
There is a vending machine serving hot drinks and some snacks. You are welcome to bring a picnic.
What are the main things to do?
Ruined abbey with a cloister walk, a thatched monks lavatory, abbots rooms with lots of rooms to explore and more. There are toilets, hot drinks and limited snacks.
What are the ticket prices?
*FREE or mid-range
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE for members of English Heritage or mid-range for nonmembers. An adult ticket costs £9.00 without donation, children 5-17 £5.40. Other pricing options including family tickets are available.
Is there parking?
There is free parking with limited spaces.
When are they open?
Muchelney Abbey is open for most of the spring and summer with very limited opening over autumn and winter. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.
Dogs on leads are welcome, they may be restricted in some areas.
Are they accessible?