Shaftesbury Abbey Museum and Garden
The excavated foundations of this once important and influential Abbey lie in a peaceful walled garden, with an extensive herb garden and medieval orchard. The museum brings to life the story of Saxon England’s foremost Benedictine nunnery, founded by King Alfred in 888AD.
The Abbey acted as the catalyst for the prosperity of the town and surrounding area for over 650 years; it was destroyed on the orders of Henry VIII in 1539.
Christmas Shopping open days Sat 9 & Sun 10,
Sat 16 & Sun 17 December FREE ENTRY
Admission: £3.00 – Concessions £2.50
Children (accompanied) 16 years and under FREE
Entry to the museum shop is free, you are welcome to browse
“A wonderful and peaceful haven, so sensitively restored” – Ann Voss, South Wales
“The best £3 I’ve spent for a long time. I’ve paid much more and seen a lot less” – Anonymous