Buckland Abbey

Discovery, tranquillity and history – an ancient gem in the Dartmoor landscape

Buckland Abbey

Things to see and do

Art at the Abbey

Buckland Abbey

What's on 

Create a special souvenir of your visit using natural materials

Naturemake 

Eager to get creative? Join the Naturemake team for an early-bird workshop creating wonderful fairytale inspired sculptures, from dragons and maidens, woodland fortresses to enchanted pixie gardens.

Upcoming events

Rembrandt Revealed

Mon 30 May 2016
11:00-16:00
Discover our Rembrandt self-portrait and examine the evidence leading to its verification in our exhibition 'Rembrandt revealed'.

Whittle and Burn

Mon 30 May 2016
11:00-17:00
Get outdoors and head down Cot Lane to see our outdoor team turn estate trees into charcoal and to discover how we whittle logs into useful objects for the home. Climb aboard a shave horse and whittle yourself an object too!

Family Felt

Wed 01 Jun 2016
11:00-16:00
Join Claire Packer from the Wet Felting Company as her popular felting workshop returns. Drop-in with all the family from 11am-4pm.

In-depth tour

Wed 01 Jun 2016
11:30-13:00
Join one of our knowledgeable Room Guides as they take you on an in-depth tour of Buckland Abbey.

Family Rag-rugging

Thu 02 Jun 2016
11:00-16:00
Drop-in anytime between 11am-4pm to join Debbie Hastings for her fun, family-friendly rag rug workshop - where you can create a masterpiece to take home.

Early-bird Naturemake

Fri 03 Jun 2016
10:30-11:45
Eager to get creative? Join the Naturemake team for an early-bird workshop creating wonderful fairytale inspired sculptures, from dragons and maidens, woodland fortresses to enchanted pixie gardens.
Buckland Abbey

Eating

A close up view of a woman drinking a cup of coffee, with a toddler in the background

Eat 

Treat yourself to a delicious home cooked lunch in the restaurant. Whether it's a special meal or just a snack you're looking for, there's something to tickle every taste bud.

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Shopping

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Places to stay

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Get involved

Join the volunteer team and help to share Buckland's stories

Volunteering at Buckland Abbey 

With a wealth of opportunities to choose from, why not become part of Buckland's story and volunteer with us? Whether you would rather be indoors or out, and no matter how much or how little time you can give, we would love to hear from you.