Buckland Abbey

Buckland Abbey on a snowy day

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

Christmas at Buckland - family trails

Sat 01 Dec 2018
Experience the sights and smells of Christmas, as Buckland Abbey transforms into an Elizabethan home of feast and festivity.

Christmas weekend family crafting

Sat 01 Dec 2018
Fancy something creative? Why not come along to one of our festive workshops?

Christmas at Buckland

Sat 01 Dec 2018
Step back in time and experience an Elizabethan style Christmas at Buckland Abbey. With cooking in the kitchen, decorations throughout the abbey and the traditional Lord of Misrule causing mischief – it is a Christmas not to be missed.

Father Christmas with a twist

Sat 01 Dec 2018
Join our Lord of Misrule as he leads the festive celebrations and hands out gifts to those who join in with the reveling!

Christmas with Naturemake

Sun 16 Dec 2018
Make your own Christmassy craft with naturemake

Wassail with Dartmoor Border Morris

Sun 06 Jan 2019
Grab your bells, bring along your pot and pans and join the team at Buckland Abbey for their annual Wassail. Kick start celebrations with a Mummers Play at 1pm, then join in with the Wassail from 2pm.
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A visitor enjoying a large mug of coffee at a National Trust café

Eating at the Abbey 

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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Places to stay

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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