Buckland Abbey

Buckland Abbey

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

A volunteer shows a family a painting

Want to be a part of the story? 

Do you love sharing a good tale? Want to get creative or fancy welcoming visitors as they arrive for a great day out? We are looking for extra volunteers to join the friendly Buckland Abbey team over the festive season and beyond. There are lots of roles available, so why not get in touch today and find out more?

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What's on 

Upcoming events

Drake's Drum - the World Encompassed

Tue 25 Sep 2018
A celebration of Drake's famous drum currently on display at the Abbey

The World Encompassed exhibition

Tue 25 Sep 2018
An artistic celebration of Drake's famous circumnavigation of the world

Pachelbel's Progress

Wed 26 Sep 2018
Simon Arnold, a National Trust volunteer, is visiting 14 South West properties in 14 days on a fundraising challenge.

Dine Out at Buckland Abbey

Wed 26 Sep 2018
Fancy a special treat? Join us for a home cooked evening meal at the Restaurant.

Buckland Apple Pressing Day

Sat 13 Oct 2018
Join us as we celebrate the harvest with our annual apple pressing Day!

October Half term Fun at Buckland

Sat 20 Oct 2018
Hunt out Penguins, get creative or simply find a great big pile of leaves to jump in - there's lots to enjoy for the whole family at Buckland this autumn.
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Buckland Abbey


Buckland Abbey

Places to stay

Buckland Abbey

Get involved

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

Volunteer with us 

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.

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A group of school girls working at one of our special places

School visits to Buckland Abbey 

Buckland is a fantastic place for an educational visit. Whether it's Tudor history, Sir Francis Drake and his seafaring adventures, geography, art or even the outdoors, your visit can be tailored to the topic you are studying.

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Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Buckland Abbey on the National Trust Collections website