A Fresh Perspective On Shaftesbury History At The Abbey Museum

Shaftesbury’s Abbey Museum reopens on Monday. The indoor space has been closed since the end of the 2019 season.

Claire and Pete Ryley

Claire Ryley explains how the volunteers have reinvented their displays during lockdown. Now, the history of the Abbey is set against a timeline of UK events.

An exhibit about the women who lived at the abbey

The statue head unearthed in 2019

There’s less about architecture and stones, and more stories about the Abbey’s women. You can also see the statue head which made newspaper headlines when it was excavated in 2019.