Alexander Keiller Museum

The Stables Gallery

Explore the museum © National Trust / Nicola Snashall

Explore the museum

In re-erecting many of the stones, Alexander Keiller uncovered the true wonder of one of the most important megalithic monuments in Europe. His fascinating finds are on display in the Stables Gallery of the Alexander Keiller Museum.

The Barn Gallery

The Barn Gallery of the Alexander Keiller Museum © NT/Nicola Snashall

The Barn Gallery of the Alexander Keiller Museum

Step inside our 17th-century threshing barn, now the Barn Gallery of the Alexander Keiller Museum. Here interactive displays and activities for children bring the archaeology and landscape of Avebury to life.

Photograph of Alexander Keiller

Alexander Keiller undertook important excavations at Avebury. In 1938 he opened his museum in the stable block of Avebury Manor, where he lived. Keiller often worked long into the night in his study in the manor.

Animals from Windmill Hill

Animal skeletons on display in the Stables Gallery are around 5,500 years old. This dog skeleton shows the early bond between dogs and humans.

Activity area in the Barn Gallery

The Barn Gallery uses interactives to show Avebury in the wider landscape and in time. Our activity area for kids is designed to bring prehistory to life: dress up in Bronze Age clothes or make an archaeological rubbing.

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