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Medieval Weekend

Step back in time and learn about medieval lives at Buckland Abbey with archers, costumed characters and traders taking over the Abbey.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Step back in time and learn about medieval lives at Buckland Abbey with archers, costumed characters and traders taking over the Abbey. A living history camp will be set up outside the Great Barn with demonstrations of historical crafts and medieval trades including cooking. Authentic methods and tools will be used, and visitors will be encouraged to ask questions and learn about the lives of these medieval traders. There will also be archery demonstrations on the Abbey lawn and a fashion display in the Barn.

Normal admission applies, free for members. No additional charge for this event.

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Prices

Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Suitability

This event is suitable for all ages.

Meeting point

Please go to Visitor Welcome on arrival.

What to bring and wear

Please wear sensible shoes as the ground can be wet and muddy.

Accessibility

This event will primarily take place in the gardens and in the Great Barn which are fully accessible.

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