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Muchelney Abbey

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Opening hours

Open daily to 4th November 2012. Closed 5th November 2012 to 28th March 2013. Reopens 29th March 2013

Contact

Tel. 01458 250 664

Postcode TA10 0DQ

Details

Muchelney Abbey, which lies 2 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.

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.

Don't Miss:

* The Tudor house in miniature with lovely intact rooms and beautiful architecture
* Taking a walk down the richly decorated cloister
* Seeing the only complete thatched monks' lavatory in England!
* Using the new family interactive story bag 'Daniel and The Great Flood'.

Muchelney Abbey, Muchelney, Langport, Somerset. TA10 0DQ

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