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Alexander Keiller Museum and Barn Gallery* – Avebury

Alexander Keiller Museum and Barn Gallery

The museum (cared for by the National Trust) houses internationally important collections from excavations in the Avebury area. A visit will help you understand the monuments and wider landscape and provide an insight into the lives of the people who shaped them, from prehistory to the present day.

Admission to both is one ticket. For opening times go to the National Trust website


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