Wednesday 12 June 2024

Taunton Garrison at Glastonbury Abbey

Saturday 22nd - Sunday 23rd June 2024

When: 10am to 5pm
Where: Main Abbey

Step back in time to the Monmouth Rebellion at Glastonbury Abbey!

Join us on the weekend of 22nd & 23rd June and see history come to life with the Taunton Garrison. There will be displays of authentic weaponry from the period.

Hear the roar of muskets and witness pikemen drilling. Venture into the living history campsite, where you may even encounter the dreaded barber surgeon! Experience the sights, sounds, and stories of the 17th Century. Don't miss this opportunity to be transported back in time and gain a deeper understanding of the Monmouth Rebellion.

The Taunton Garrison is a historical re-enactment group that brings history to life by providing a wide range of entertainment both military and civilian from the late sixteenth to late seventeenth century. They reenact various Living History skills, weapon demonstrations and small skirmishes, covering history between the Spanish Armada of 1588 to the Monmouth Rebellion of 1685.

Schedule of Events

All Day - Public interaction in the camp. Visit the barber surgeon to find out how people were cured of their ailments!
11:00 - Weapons Display*
12:00 - Pike Drill & Children's Pike Drill
2:00 - Weapons Display*
3:00 - Pike Drill & Children's Pike Drill
4:00 - Camp Closes

*Please note that through the weekend there will be some loud noises as part of the display. Those with nervous dogs may wish to visit the abbey at an alternate date.

This activity is included in your abbey admission (free for Members).

Admission is cheaper when booked online. Click the button below to book your admission in advance and save. Kids go free!. Here

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