Shaftesbury Abbey Museum & Gardens with Myepos

01/03/2019 13:33

Install Myepos into their shop

 

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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 AD888. 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.

 

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Open every weekend 10-4 until daily opening on Saturday 30 March 2019