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Become a Member

Become a member of Forde Abbey and enjoy unlimited access during normal opening hours.

Membership cards 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 Garden, Hestercombe and The Bishop’s Palace and 10% discount on items bought in the Forde Abbey Gift Shop (excludes plants and the Coffee Shop).

The membership is valid for a year from the date of purchase. This allows you unlimited access to the house and gardens during our opening hours.

Prices for 2022

Single Membership : £30  –  Double Membership : £55  –  Family Membership (2 adults and up to 4 children) : £65




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

Membership Cards may be bought from the Gift Shop.

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.

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