Somerset Rural Life Museum, Glastonbury

4.3
#5 of 7 in Historic Sites in Glastonbury
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  • I had visited the old museum many times and enjoyed it so decided on a rainy day to check out the new place. The school room has gone which was disappointing. Overall I found the museum light, airy, b...  more »
  • A very pleasant way to spend a couple of hours, this museum gives interesting insights into the history of Somerset and its people. The displays of exhibits were imaginatively presented with atmospher...  more »
  • Serious money has been invested here to good effect. Modern presentation brings local social history to life. We all enjoyed our visit which took just over an hour. The cafe was ok for light refreshme...  more »
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  • A beautiful well designed building, the artefacts are clearly and attractively presented. A reflection of the tools which were everyday objects, appear soulful. A story in every horses shoe, or cobblers wooden foot. Lovely coffee and cake in the cafe as well. Soul at Heart Counselling.co.uk
  • The rural life museum was always ibteresting but the recent revamp has really improved it and najes all tge artefacts and info mych more accessable. Good cafe too
  • Visited the museum just after the refurbishment had ended. Before the face lift it was a bit dreary but now it has a sleek and modern feel. It presents information in a clearer and more entertaining way by using interaction tablets, audio and noises for the display. The only downfalls was that you could not find the entrance as it was tucked away in the back of the property and there was no signs. Walking around the museum seemed confusing at times as we couldn't find ourselves on the map. We found it difficult to find which ways to go in some of the rooms due to lack of signs/unclear signs. As we came just as it opened back up again we entered for free, but the price is about 6 pounds now I believe. I wouldn't pay that as there was not enough content in the museum that interested me. A lower price or donation only could work better.
  • Now fully updated fabulous local attraction, beautiful buildings perfect for a family outing, only £16 for a family. Great cafe too!
  • A very interesting exhibit on rural life. Didn't feel swamped with information, just enough on each exhibit to keep it interesting.
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