Learning at Avebury

Group walking around Avebury

Try to imagine how the huge stones of the circles at Avebury were brought here and put up by people with only the natural tools available to them around 4,500 years ago.

Interactive learning at the Museum

The Museum's Barn Gallery tells the story of the landscape through an interactive display with models and computers as well as objects to handle.

Hands-on at the Museum

Every summer we run our Archaeology Afternoons which capture childrens imagination and allow them to get close to history.  Keep an eye on the Events page of the website to find out when these are running.

Bringing history to life

This inspiring site will bring prehistory to life, with real artefacts, interactive exhibits and a Neolithic landscape to explore.
We offer a range of activities to suit various ages. Get in touch for more information or to organise your school visit.
You can email the Education Enquiry inbox at: education.avebury@nationaltrust.org.uk or call 01672 538011.

Introductory Museum talk

Request a 20-minute talk in our interactive Barn gallery, introducing your class to what life was like in prehistoric Britain.  There is a charge of £0.50p per person.

Stone circle guided tour

Discover the secrets of the stones with a guided tour of the henge.  For a charge of £3.00, in addition to an Introductory Talk your group can learn about the history of the stone circles with an engaging and entertaining volunteer tour guide.

Explore the two-part Museum

Access to the Museum is free of charge to prebooked education groups.  The converted 17th century Stables Gallery displays some of the objects recovered from the many archaeological sites in the area. The 17th century threshing barn houses an interactive exhibition, explaining the changing landscape and describing the people who have worked at Avebury.

Education room

We have an onsite education room, which can be booked for classroom work, bag storage and as a space to eat packed lunches.  The maximum capacity is 45 people.  To book our education space for school use please call Kate Stanton on 01672 538011.

Expert tours

We can arrange specialist talks with our experts for students studying archaeology or heritage management.
Drop us an email on education.avebury@nationaltrust.org.uk if you'd like more details.