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

October Half term Fun at Buckland

Sat 20 Oct 2018
11:00-16:30
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.

Drake's Drum - the World Encompassed

Sat 20 Oct 2018
11:00-17:00
A celebration of Drake's famous drum currently on display at the Abbey

The World Encompassed exhibition

Sat 20 Oct 2018
11:00-17:00
An artistic celebration of Drake's famous circumnavigation of the world

Snowy Pine Cone Painting

Sun 21 Oct 2018
11:00-15:00
Can you help us paint snowy pine cones for our Christmas display in the Great Barn?

Naturemake - October Half Term

Sun 21 Oct 2018
11:00-16:00
Join Naturemake for a fun filled time of natural crafting

World Encompassed Half Term Family Fun

Mon 22 Oct 2018
11:00-16:00
Family craft activities inspired by Drake's famous voyage
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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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Groups

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