Facilities at Muchelney Abbey

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    The free on-site car park has space for approximately 40 cars, with capacity for a further 40 if required. The car park is located roughly 70 meters from the site entrance. Off-site parking is available at Muchelney Abbey which is situated within a small rural community. There is no other parking available.There is space for around 10 minibuses (12 seaters). Full-sized coaches are unable to enter the site, although passengers can be dropped off at the car park entrance. Tour parties must book in advance, although the occasional impromptu minibus stop can be accommodated.

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    Food and Drink

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    There are limited self-service facilities on site, located in the shop/reception area. A vending machine selling hot drinks is available, and crisps, biscuits, cold drinks and ice-creams are also on sale from the shop.

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    Picnic Area

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    Muchelney is a very picturesque and tranquil site and picnicking is encouraged. There is a designated picnic area but visitors can lay a blanket out anywhere they wish.

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    Shop

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    The on-site shop which is located within the site's reception area sells a selection of English Heritage gifts and themed souvenirs, including liqueurs, wines, preserves, chutneys, postcards and books.

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    Toilets

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    One unisex toilet (accessible for wheelchair users) is available on site.

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    Dogs

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    Dogs are welcome on a lead. Visitors are advised to ask a member of staff regarding access to the house.

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    Exhibition

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    Exhibitions illustrate monastic life with a fascinating collection of site finds, including decorated medieval tiles and stonework. There is also some John Leech pottery and a few examples of reproduction medieval furniture on display.

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    Gardens

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    The grounds, which measure approximately 100 metres by 100 metres, contain the low level ruins of the abbey. There are no pathways other than the initial access to the site, and visitors are encouraged to walk informally amongst the ruins.

    Notable walks include the 'Parrett Trail', a marked route along the nearby River Parrett. The site is also close to designated National Cycle Route 339. 

    Wildlife is plentiful in rural Somerset. The re-introduction of Cranes to the Somerset Levels is a recent project of note, and Red Kites can also be spotted on occasion.

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    Family Friendly

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    Pushchairs Allowed

    Push chairs are allowed. Staff will assist if needed on steps and stairs.

    Toy/Dressing Up Box

    Monk's clothing is available for dressing up.

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    Education

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    Interpretation for Children

    A story bag is available for children which explains the site with tactile pieces. There is also a touch screen which is very child friendly.

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    Please be aware

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    There are some small rabbit holes across the site which may prove hazardous.

    Heights: There are no signs - visitors will be advised in general by staff.

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    International

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    Foreign Language Guidebooks

    A small typed sheet briefly describing the site layout and history is available in French, German and Danish.

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    Venue Hire

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    Available for Event Hire

    The site can be hired out to third parties subject to suitability. Please contact the site for further information.

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    Commercial Photography and Filming

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    English Heritage welcomes amateur photographers to our sites and we hope you will share your pictures of your visit with us on social media.

    If you are looking to use one of our sites for commercial, corporate or professional photography or as a filming location, please contact our filming team as soon as possible to check availability and acquire the relevant permissions and paperwork.

    Due to the delicate nature of our sites, English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.

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Muchelney, Langport, Somerset, TA10 0DQ
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