Avebury

Important notice -

On Friday 19 July Avebury Manor will close at 2.30pm. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Ancient stone circle, museum and manor house in the heart of the Avebury World Heritage Site

Children at sandpit

Summer of Play at Avebury 2019 

We have a range of activities to keep little ones busy this summer. You can collect a 'Summer of play' family pack from the museum and discover each area of the site with fun trails and spotter sheets. There are family games available in the Old Farmyard and Avebury Manor garden, and plenty of space to run and play in the stone circle.

Tobiah playing the guitar

Tobiah in concert 

Join us as we welcome acclaimed singer songwriter Tobiah for an uplifting evening of songs and stories from her new album Are We Angels. This will be a magical evening of feel-good songs and stories with foot- tapping jigs and reels in the stunning setting of Avebury Chapel in the heart of the stone circle.

Upcoming events

Still digging ... Recent excavations around Avebury

Thu 18 Jul 2019
10:00-17:30
This year at Avebury we’ll be shining a light on recent excavations through a pop up exhibition in the Barn gallery. This exhibition will highlight many of the results of those excavations alongside a selection of the artefacts discovered.

Alexander Keiller’s Avebury Manor: pop-up exhibition

Thu 18 Jul 2019
11:00-16:00
Discover how Avebury Manor looked during the years it was owned by the excavator of Avebury stone circles, Alexander Keiller.

Yoga on the lawn

Sat 20 Jul 2019
09:45-11:00
Relax in the stunning setting of Avebury Manor garden as you take part in a rejuvenating outdoor yoga session with a local instructor. Parking in the main visitor car park is free for event attendees.

Gardener's question time

Fri 26 Jul 2019
14:00-15:00
Chat to one of the garden team to discover more about Avebury Manor Garden or ask a question to solve a problem you've been having with your own garden!

Summer of play at Avebury

Sat 27 Jul 2019
11:00-17:00
Join us at Avebury for a fun summer of play. With plenty of areas to explore and lots of family activities and events, there's always something to do.

Teddy bear adventures

Sat 27 Jul 2019
12:30-13:30
Bring your favourite teddy bear to Avebury for a family picnic. Relax in the Church Garden and listen to the teddy bear themed story hour from 12.30-1.30pm. Throughout the summer holidays there will also be a daily teddy bear discovery trail.
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Groups

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Get involved

Long view of church wall

Help repair Avebury Manor garden wall 

These walls are not only a lovely feature of Avebury Manor, they are also a wildlife habitat, supporting a number of insect species within the cracks and crevices, even small birds are nesting in between the sarsen blocks that make it up. These locally sourced sarsen stones, some of which may have even come from those forming the stone circles, keep the heat, warm the garden borders and enclose the Church and Monks Gardens. Thatched walls are very characteristic of Wiltshire.

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We're recruiting! 

We believe that people deserve more than just ‘good service’ but an amazing experience they’ll never forget, and we're looking for like-minded people to join us. We have a number of posts available. Telephone 01672 538022 or click the link and search 'Avebury' for more information.

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Love food? Would you like to volunteer at Avebury? 

What visit to Avebury is complete without indulging in a piece of cake and warming cup of tea? Our food and beverage team know how to help our visitors relax, refuel and refresh – and we are looking for volunteers to help with this! Great customer service is essential, as well as the ability to work well as part of a fast paced team. If this sounds like a volunteer role that you would like to apply for please click above, or contact Fraser Normington, Volunteering Co-ordinator, on (01672) 538017 for an informal chat.

People and a landrover at Avebury

Corporate volunteering 

Here is an opportunity to unlock the time and skills of your employees by making a meaningful difference to special places and nature at the National Trust Wiltshire Landscape. We’ve plenty of opportunities for your team to join our team in helping to improve the environment and to conserve special places. Click for more information.

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Join in 

Volunteering for the National Trust is a great way to make new friends, learn new skills and enjoying helping look after our special places.

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Our work

Archaeologists in a stone circle

Archaeologists discover stone square beneath stone circle 

Archaeologists have found a striking and apparently unique square monument beneath the world famous Avebury stone circle in Wiltshire. Click here for the full story.

Water vole by the river

Water vole monitoring 

Water voles are a protected species but numbers are growing in the Avebury area, find out more about them in this short video.

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Places to stay

Fishlock's Cottage, Avebury

Holiday within the stone circle 

Spend a couple of days exploring the awe-inspiring, prehistoric landscape around Avebury.

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Venue hire

Avebury Manor Tearoom

Dinner in Avebury Manor Library 

A chance to celebrate your personal event somewhere unique. We have teamed up with Vaughan's Kitchen, Devizes to offer bespoke evening events in the wonderful setting of Avebury Manor Library.

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Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Avebury on the National Trust Collections website