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Shaftesbury Abbey Museum and Garden

Shaftesbury Abbey Museum and Garden

Founded by King Alfred the Great in 888, Shaftesbury Abbey was England's foremost Benedictine nunnery until it was destroyed on the orders of Henry VIII in 1539. The excavated foundations of the Abbey lie in a peaceful walled garden with traditional roses, orchard and extensive medieval herb garden. The museum brings to life the story of the Abbey and its inhabitants with dramatic displays of medievel stonework, audio guide, written guides and children's activities.

Open Daily 10-5 21 March - 31 October. Adults £3, Concs £2.50, Children (16 and under) FREE

Photo by James Thrift


  • Park Walk
  • Shaftesbury
  • SP7 8JR


  • Telephone: 01747 852910
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