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Andrew Logan

Buckland Abbey welcomes 'The Art of Reflection' 

Opening this July, an exhibition of contemporary art by the sculptor Andrew Logan is coming to Buckland Abbey, near Yelverton in Devon. Entitled 'The Art of Reflection', 18 pieces of sculpture complementing the spirit of Buckland will be located in the Abbey, grounds and Great Barn for visitors to discover and admire.

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Buckland Abbey

Medieval Beast Hunt

Mon 01 May 2017
10:00-16:30
March past a moldiwarpe, catch a coney and hunt for a herinacius. Come along to Buckland Abbey and track down the medieval beasts on our estate walks.
Cotehele

Home from Home in Cotehele Gallery

Mon 01 May 2017
11:00-17:00
An exhibition featuring handmade mirrors, clocks, wallpaper, textiles, porcelain, lighting and furniture.
Lanhydrock

Incunables: the infancy of printing as seen in the Lanhydrock library

Mon 01 May 2017
11:00-17:00
Incunables is a term that refers to early books printed in Europe before 1501. Lanhydrock has 28 of this type of book, unusually high for a private collection. This exhibition in the historic Gallery will draw on the library collection in order...
Cotehele

First World War exhibition at Cotehele - Home and Away

Mon 01 May 2017
11:00-16:00
Cotehele's First World War exhibition features photos, trench art and personal items loaned from members of the local community.
Cotehele

Nancy Belle boat trips from Cotehele Quay1

Tue 02 May 2017
10:00-12:00
Climb aboard the 22ft 'Nancy Belle' and take a ride up the river.
Buckland Abbey

House Tours

Wed 03 May 2017
11:30-13:00
Join one of our knowledgeable volunteers for an in-depth tour of the Abbey. Places limited - places on a first come, first served basis. Meet in Visitor Welcome.
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English Riviera

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