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Glastonbury Museum at The Tribunal 
18 May 2024

Grand Reopening of the Glastonbury Museum at the Tribunal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Glastonbury Tribunal at 9 High Street, BA6 9DP, has been re-opened for the summer 2024 season as the Town’s Museum, and latest attraction. Thanks to a partnership between Glastonbury Town Council, the Glastonbury Antiquarian Society and English Heritage, the 15th century monument will be open to the public every day each week except Wednesdays, through the end of October. An official “Grand Opening” will take place on Friday, May 24, 2024 at 10am and will be attended by the High Sheriff of Somerset, Rob Beckley QPM, as well as representatives from all three organisations.

The Glastonbury Museum at the Tribunal features the Lake Village Collection, artefacts from the Bronze Age settlements on the Somerset Levels, internationally important for their dating throughout the first millennium BCE, as well as the Godney Anglo-Saxon canoe, used for transport and carbon dated to between the early 6th and early 7th centuries CE. Currently the museum features an exciting and eclectic temporary exhibition celebrating Glastonbury Festival, which charts its astronomical growth over time and features treasures such as 1970s ticket stubs and an array of wristbands from later years.

“I’m so pleased that we’ve been able to reopen the Tribunal for this summer season, as well as put on the first of many unique exhibitions expertly curated by Tim Hopkinson-Ball and the Antiquarian Society,” says Mary-Elizabeth O’Neill, Visitor Experience Manager for Glastonbury Town, as well as the Tribunal’s manager. “So many locals and visitors will now be able to enjoy the building, our unique antiquities collection and beautiful garden, thanks to the hard work of our volunteers and the support of Glastonbury Town Council.”

Tickets are £4 for adults and £2 for ages 5-16 as well as students (upon proof of ID). Members of English Heritage and the Glastonbury Antiquarian Society enter free. Season passes cost £15 for Glastonbury Residents and £20 for non-residents. The museum is run by Glastonbury Town Council with all proceeds reinvested into the town. Opening hours are 10am to 5pm, except Tuesdays which has a later opening of 12pm to 5pm. The museum is closed Wednesdays. There is a small book and souvenir shop on-site that is free to enter.

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