Muchelney Abbey (English Heritage)
Muchelney Abbey, which lies two miles south of Langport, was once a landmark in the Somerset Levels and still has much to offer its visitors – history lovers in particular will enjoy this fascinating site but there is also plenty for families to do.
It was once a wealthy Benedictine house and the second oldest religious foundation in Somerset, but as part of the dissolution the abbey’s principal buildings were demolished by Henry VIII in 1538.
Visitors can still see the clearly laid out foundations of the abbey, parts of the richly decorated cloister walk and thatched monks’ lavatory- the only one of its kind in Britain. The 16th-century abbots’ house remains intact with its magnificent rooms, and site finds are on display illustrating monastic life.
With plenty of rooms to explore, this is an ideal day out whatever the weather and on sunny days, children have plenty of room to play in the grounds.
- The Tudor house with lovely intact rooms and beautiful architecture
- A walk along the richly decorated cloister
- The only complete thatched monks' lavatory in England
- Our family interactive story bag 'Daniel and The Great Flood'
Adult £6.90. Child (5-17yrs) £4.10. Concession £6.20. Family £11.00/£17.90. EH Members free.
Accessibility/ Disabled Access Information:
The whole of the ground floor and the grounds are accessible to wheelchair users. Where possible, the differing floor levels have been ramped, and the grounds have been sympathetically landscaped to allow wheelchair access. There are some uneven stone steps leading to the first floor of the house, however a virtual touch screen tour is available to visitors unable to access that level. Accessible toilets are also available.
For additional information regarding accessibility for different needs, please visit the website.
- Parking On-Site
- Cafe/ Restaurant
- Family friendly
- Disabled Access
- Group Bookings
Muchelney Abbey, Muchelney, Langport, Somerset, United Kingdom, TA10 0DQ
Open April-October. See website for full booking details.