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Somerset Rural Life Museum

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Just below Glastonbury Tor on the town side sits an old tithe barn which is the centre piece of the recently refurbished Somerset Rural Life Museum. It is run by the South West Heritage Trust.

The site has a courtyard with outbuildings housing many displays of historical tools and utensils. The items cover household implements, farming tools, tradesmen tools and old machinery.

The tithe barn was to hold provisions for Glastonbury Abbey and is quite a lot larger than the one in Wells. Although mostly empty it has an impressive roof with fine wind braces and an expansive feel to it.

In the courtyard is a fine metal sculpture of a horse and an historic tractor. To the side of the tithe barn are some sheep and rare breeds.

There is also a small cafe, a pay and display car park. If you are walking from the centre of Glastonbury to the Tor it is likely you will pass nearby.

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The tithe barn exterior.

The tithe barn exterior.

 
Displays of historic items.

Displays of historic items.

 
The tithe barn interior.

The tithe barn interior.