Children's activities in the museum at Avebury

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In the museum at Avebury we try to hold special events and trails for children during school holidays, and especially during the Festival of British Archaeology in the summer. But whatever the occasion we always have lots for children to do.

The museum is in two parts: the Stables and the Barn. The Stables houses fabulous  finds made by archaeologists around Avebury, with firm favourites such as the dog skeleton (and fossilised dog poo). This skeleton was discovered at nearby Windmill Hill and is around 5,000 years old. It's exciting to think that this is such an early example of the bond between us and our furry friends.

The Barn is the second part of the museum. Here we have interactive models and computers for children to discover more about Avebury and the Stone Age. We have a dedicated art and crafts area, as well as an activity area with Bronze Age dressing up.