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Wiltshire Heritage Museum – Avebury

Wiltshire Heritage museum in Devizes is home to the best Bronze Age archaeology collections in Britain, including the finds from the very first archaeological excavations at the Avebury and Stonehenge World Heritage Site. Don’t miss the artefacts found in Bush Barrow and learn about the pioneers who created the science of archaeology in Wiltshire 200 years ago.

www.wiltshireheritage.org.uk SN10 1NS

Suggested time for visit: 1h30

Avebury

Avebury stone circle from the air

Avebury is listed alongside Stonehenge as one World Heritage Site. They are respectively the most sophisticated and largest stone circles in the world. They lie at the heart of prehistoric landscapes containing numerous ceremonial and sacred monuments.

Within the 25 sq km of the Avebury World Heritage Site landscape there a number of outstanding prehistoric monuments that can be visited on foot. They include the early Neolithic West Kennet Long Barrow (around 3,500BC), the remains of the largest stone circle in the world and Silbury Hill, Europe's largest prehistoric mound whose original purpose remains a mystery. At the heart of the site and partly within the stone circle and henge lies the picturesque village of Avebury. At Avebury you can visit the Alexander Keiller museum and Barn Gallery run by the National Trust.

Avebury World Heritage Site sits within the beautiful North Wessex Downs and is near to the historic market towns of both Marlborough and Devizes.

For more information visit the Wiltshire Council website