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Notice: Avebury Manor and Garden are open every day, except for Wednesdays.

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

In the 1930s, the pretty village of Avebury, partially encompassed by the stone circle of this World Heritage Site, was witness to the excavations of archaeologist Alexander Keiller. Keiller opened the museum here to display his findings in 1938 in the old stable building of Avebury Manor where he lived.

In re-erecting many of the stones, Keiller uncovered the true wonder of one of the most important megalithic monuments in Europe. You can see his fascinating finds on display in the museum, still housed in the stables but now also in the 17th-century threshing barn, where interactive displays and activities for children bring the landscape to life.

Avebury Manor has just reopened following a major transformation for a new BBC series entitled The Manor Reborn.

Avebury Manor Transformed

Penelope Keith and Paul Martin, presenters of The Manor Reborn

Penelope Keith and Paul Martin, presenters of The Manor Reborn

Avebury Manor recently opened its doors again following a transformation in collaboration with the BBC.

If you enjoyed the recent series of The Manor Reborn, you can buy the book to accompany the series at our online bookshp or in our shop at Avebury.

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Archaeology in action on the West Kennet Avenue © Mike Robinson

Archaeology in action on the West Kennet Avenue

Digging the dirt at Avebury

This summer with help from colleagues at the universities of Southampton and Leicester we’re digging a site close to the West Kennet Avenue.

Come along to Avebury, join a dig tour and take a look for yourself. Tours run every day except Fridays 23 July to 7 August from the Barn Gallery in the Old Farmyard.

Follow this year’s dig @AveburyNT on twitter #AveburyDig

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