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World-famous stone circle and on-site museum at the heart of a prehistoric landscape

At Avebury, the world's largest prehistoric stone circle partially encompasses a pretty village. Millionaire archaeologist Alexander Keiller excavated here in the 1930s, and there is a museum bearing his name.

Arranged in two parts, the Alexander Keiller Museum is divided into the Stables, displaying archaeological treasures from across the World Heritage Site, and the Barn, a 17th-century threshing barn housing interactive displays and children's activities that reveal the story of this ancient landscape.

Avebury Manor, on the edge of the village, was transformed in a partnership between the National Trust and the BBC, creating a hands-on experience that celebrates and reflects the lives of the people who once lived here.

Avebury Manor Transformed

Avebury Manor appears in the hand made wallpaper of the Dining Room

Avebury Manor appears in the hand made wallpaper of the Dining Room

A classic English manor house reborn

Avebury Manor has been home to many families since it was built in the 1550s.  In 2011 a team of historians, designers, craftsmen and volunteers transformed it for a major BBC TV project.

The rooms are decorated to reflect key moments in its history, linked to the real stories of the house and its occupants.

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The Summer Solstice at Avebury

Sunrise over the stone circle at Avebury 

Sunrise over the stone circle at Avebury

The Summer Solstice (June 20 - 22) can be a very busy time to visit us. If you are planning a visit to Avebury over June 20 - 22, please plan your trip carefully as some facilities, especially car parking, will be limited. Avebury Manor and Garden are closed during the Summer Solstice.

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