Alexander Keiller Museum


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The Alexander Keiller Museum High Street Avebury
nr Marlborough
Wiltshire
SN8 1RF
England

Details the history of the stone circle at Avebury, particularly in regard to the archaeological excavations that have taken place there. Founded in 1938, the museum lies just outside the largest stone circle in the British Isles, at Avebury henge. The main displays are in a small 17th century stables and an associatated permanent exhibition occupies a nearby 17th century thatched threshing barn. The museum's founder, Alexander Keiller, excavated parts of the henge monument and associated avenue of standing stones in the 1930s and re-erected many fallen and buried stones.

Further information

Opening Hours:

April-October: Daily 1000-1800 November-March: Daily 1000-1600 Closed: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Charges:

Adult £4.40/£4.90* Child £2.20/£2.50* Family £11.00/£12.20* *Price including Gift Aid donation

Discounts:

  • English Heritage
  • Museums Association
  • National Trust

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services

Facilities:

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Library with public access
  • Meeting room available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Study facilities
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas

Services:

  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Events/teaching/resources for people with disabilities
  • Loan service
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students
  • Touch exhibits

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