Muchelney Abbey


Facilities at Muchelney Abbey

  • Parking

    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.
  • Food And Drink

    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.
  • Picnic Area

    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.
  • Shop

    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.
  • Toilets

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

    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.
  • Gardens


    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.

  • Family Friendly


    Play Areas / Adventure Playground

    There is plenty of room to run and play, although the grounds are not suitable for ball games or kites.

    Push Chairs 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.
  • International


    Foreign Language Guide Books

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


    Available For Event Hire

    The site can be hired out to third parties subject to suitability. Please contact the site for further information.
  • Commercial Photograph And Filming

    English Heritage welcomes all photographers to our sites and we hope you will share your pictures with us on Flickr and Facebook. We do have some restrictions at certain locations, so if photography is your main reason for visiting, please call the site ahead of your visit to check if any parts of the site are restricted. We are keen to promote the use of our sites to location managers. If you are interested please go to (Filming Locations) for more information and contacts. 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 Abbey

Muchelney, Langport, Somerset, TA10 0DQ
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