Shaftesbury Abbey Museum and Garden

Park Walk, Shaftesbury, Dorset

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The site of this Abbey church and museum was once the most important Benedictine community for women in the country and is the resting place of the murdered boy King Edward the Martyr. Today visitors can see the excavated foundations of the church, which lie in a walled garden, and see what the Abbey would have looked like through a virtual tour. There is also an Anglo-Saxon herb collection and a mediaeval orchard. The museum is open from mid-March to the end of October. There is a modest admission charge but concessions and family tickets can be purchased.

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