Summer at Buckland Abbey

A summer of adventures, crafts and discoveries awaits at Buckland Abbey. With an exhibition all about Drake's circumnavigation of the globe, lots of family activities and a chance to see fantastic artwork created by Devon Art Pop around the house, you'll want to come back again and again.

Explore the Buckland Abbey estate

Here comes the summer

Whatever the weather, a day full of family fun awaits at Buckland Abbey. Whether you head out on an estate trail, dress up like a Tudor or create a special souvenir at a craft workshop, there's plenty to enjoy all summer long.

Pym Mural showing the circumnavigation

The World Encompassed at Buckland

'The World Encompassed' exhibition tells the story of Sir Francis Drake's circumnavigation through collections, art and activities. Come along to Buckland this year, and you'll discover more about Elizabethan life on the open waves.

The World Encompassed Art Pop

Devon Art Pop presents: The World Encompassed

This year, a collection of paintings, photos, sculptures and textiles will be on display at the Abbey, all celebrating Drake's circumnavigation of the globe.

The Cosmic Egg at Buckland

The Cosmic Egg

Visitors to Buckland Abbey will find something completely surprising in the Great Barn this year, for sitting in the middle of the floor will be an enormous, glittering egg.