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Become a Member

Become a member of Forde Abbey and enjoy unlimited access to the House and Gardens throughout the year.

Forde Abbey membership cards are available, allowing holders free access to the house and gardens as many times as they like during normal opening hours throughout the year. They are great value, with a couple only needing to visit twice to make it worth their while. Membership card holders also enjoy 50% off the usual entry price to Abbotsbury Sub Tropical Gardens, Hestercombe, The Bishop’s Palace, and Kilver Court Gardens

Prices for 2017


Single: £28

Double £50

Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 4 children): £60

Each member can bring one guest in for half price when they visit.


To buy tickets online, click here.


Please note: select the number adult and child memberships as required, and discounts will be applied in the basket.

A maximum of 2 Guest Tickets may be bought at the same time as a Single Membership Card purchase, or a maximum of 4 Guest Tickets per Double Membership Card purchase.  Guest Tickets do not have an expiry date, but may be used only when accompanying a Membership Card-holder. Each Guest Ticket is valid for one visit.

Membership Cards may be bought from the Gift Shop which is open daily from 10am to 5pm until 31st October, and then on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Friday 4th November until Saturday 10th December, between 10am and 4pm. For enquiries about your current Card please contact Carolyn Clay in the Estate Office on 01460 220231, Mondays to Fridays, 9am to 5pm, who can also help you when the Gift Shop is closed.

Please Note: We are sorry, but we cannot accept Tesco Club Card Vouchers as payment for Membership Cards.

Our address is:

Forde Abbey, Chard, Somerset, TA20 4LU.

Standard Terms and Conditions:

Membership Cards are not valid for some special events. (The list of special events may change throughout the year as new events are added to our calendar (see events page for more information). If in doubt, please contact us before your visit.) Lost cards will incur a small replacement charge. We reserve the right to change the opening times without notice.  The membership card can be used only by the named holder and remains the property of Forde Abbey, who reserve the right to withdraw the card at any time.