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Last chance to marvel at Buckland Abbey’s Rembrandt

Doors to the exhibition ‘Rembrandt revealed’ at Buckland Abbey will close for the very last time on Sunday 30 October, as the only verified painting by the Dutch master within the National Trust collection will shortly be going on loan to Dulwich Picture Gallery.

Previously doubted as being authentic, the self-portrait was scientifically verified as being from Rembrandt’s own hand in...

Step back in time at Buckland Abbey

National Trust’s Buckland Abbey is offering a glimpse into what life was like during the Middle Ages this bank holiday, as the Abbey will be heading back in-time to 1481.

On Saturday 27 – Monday 29 August, the Medieval Free Company will be setting up camp within the grounds of the National Trust estate near Yelverton. They will give passers-by the opportunity to discover the medieval...

Paignton Poet journeys through Abbey’s history

A series of poems by The Paignton Poet, more commonly known as Chaz E. Arnold, are on display at Buckland Abbey near Yelverton until 17 July.

Inspired by the unique spirit of Sir Francis Drake’s former home, the poems are being exhibited throughout the house alongside existing treasures, including a verified Rembrandt self-portrait, a painting believed to be the earliest likeness of...

Earliest known portrait of Francis Drake on display

Visitors to Sir Francis Drake’s former home Buckland Abbey in Devon can now see a newly identified portrait of the Elizabethan seafarer on public display for the first time.

The painting, believed to be the earliest likeness of Drake, will be on loan from a private collector, Dirk T. Griffin, for the next 12 months and will be hanging in the Drake Chamber at the National Trust’s...

Volunteering at Buckland Abbey

The team at Buckland Abbey, near Yelverton, are hosting a volunteer recruitment day on Tuesday 15 March from 11am to 2pm.

Volunteers are essential to keeping Sir Francis Drake’s home open for generations to come by helping across the house, garden and wider estate, and bringing the property to life for visitors.

‘We can’t thank our volunteers enough for the help and support...

Post-Christmas walks at Buckland Abbey

For the first time, Buckland Abbey, near Yelverton, will be re-opening its park and gardens after Christmas, from 27th December – 3rd January (closed New Year’s Day).

This is to welcome visitors and their four legged friends for a moment of relaxation and tranquillity in the woodlands, as well as for a bit of fresh air during the winter holidays. It’s the perfect time to walk off the...

Lords are leaping at Buckland Abbey

The doors to Buckland Abbey’s medieval Great Barn swing open today to unveil a unique interpretation of the Twelve Days of Christmas.

Using natural materials, props and a lot of creativity, local groups from the National Association of Flower Arranging Societies have been busy creating impressive floral displays which will fill the barn with colour, festive aromas and plenty of...

Festive treats at Buckland Abbey

The South West’s finest food, drink and crafts will be heading to Buckland Abbey on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 November for the annual Christmas craft and food fair.

Open from 10.30am to 4.30pm, the two-day event will feature over 40 stalls of ceramics, glass, cakes, woodwork, jewellery and textiles. Both old friends and new faces will be there, including Bere Pottery, Hungry Hog South...

Christmas craft and food fair

estive treats at Buckland Abbey The South West’s finest food, drink and crafts will be heading to Buckland Abbey on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 November for the annual Christmas craft and food fair.

Open from 10.30am to 4.30pm, the two-day event will feature over 40 stalls of ceramics, glass, cakes, woodwork, jewellery and textiles. Both old friends and new faces will be there, including Bere Pottery, Hungry Hog South West, Sara Rose Textiles, Dartmoor Chilli Farm, the Buckland Food Growers and Kit Hill Alpacas. Entry to the fair is £1 per person (including National Trust members)...

Search for medieval beasts at Buckland Abbey

This half-term, the team at Buckland Abbey are challenging visitors to find all the medieval beasts that are hiding around the National Trust estate.

From 24 October to 1 November, sixteen creatures will be mysteriously located around Buckland’s estate. Along the way, a trail booklet will allow visitors to capture what they discover by rubbing each creature onto the pages within. By...

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