February half-term fun

Families can discover what they might have needed to live in prehistoric Avebury with a free museum trail. At Avebury Manor, children 'can touch' the displays, lie on the beds or dress up in the costumes.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Take part in the museum trail and imagine yourself living thousands of years ago in prehistoric Avebury. Or as a Tudor gentleman or woman living in a fine house with servants on hand. Avebury is the perfect place for inspiring young minds and active imaginations.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Avebury

Prices

Alexander Keiller Museum
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £5.60 £5.00
Child £2.80 £2.50
Family £14.00 £12.50
1 adult and up to 3 children £8.40 £7.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 12
N/A £4.70
Group Child
Minimum group size 12
N/A £2.50
Avebury Manor
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.00 £9.00
Child £5.00 £4.50
Family £25.00 £22.50
1 adult and up to 3 children £15.00 £13.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 12
N/A £8.50
Group Child
Minimum group size 12
N/A £4.20

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Admission is free to the stone circles. English Heritage members have free entry to the museum.

Children under five year are free of charge.

Family ticket is for 2 adults and up to 3 children.  Additional family is 1 adult and up to 3 children.

The car park is pay and display, free to National Trust and English Heritage members.  Charges are £7 all day (£4 after 3pm).  Larger vehicles including buses, camper vans, vans are £10 all day (£7 after 3pm).

These are the winter prices: 1 Jan 2020 - 28 Mar 2020.

 

 

The basics

Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Tickets for the manor and children's trail can be collected from the museum barn gallery.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
18 February 2020 11:00 - 16:00 Available
19 February 2020 11:00 - 16:00 Available
20 February 2020 11:00 - 16:00 Available
21 February 2020 11:00 - 16:00 Available
22 February 2020 11:00 - 16:00 Available
23 February 2020 11:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Hazel Barry-Scott
Email
Hazel.Barry-Scott@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01672 538036

Upcoming events

February half-term fun

Tue 18 Feb 2020
11:00-16:00
Families can discover what they might have needed to live in prehistoric Avebury with a free museum trail. At Avebury Manor, children 'can touch' the displays, lie on the beds or dress up in the costumes.

Build your own bird feeder

Wed 19 Feb 2020
10:30-12:30
Join the rangers for this family workshop to make bird feeders and discover the best ways to attract garden birds near your home.

Sold Out: Avebury sky tour

Thu 27 Feb 2020
19:00-21:00
Enjoy a tour of the night sky around the ancient stone circle at Avebury and take in its wonders from this perfect stargazing location.

Dressing Mrs Williamson

Wed 11 Mar 2020
14:00-14:30
Why not head to the Dining Room at Avebury Manor for a half hour talk on Mrs Williamson? Discover who she was, why she was packing for Jamaica in the late eighteenth century and what the journey might have been like.

Lunchtime lecture: Honey bees

Thu 12 Mar 2020
12:30-13:30
Fiona Robinson of Wiltshire Bee Centre will be giving a talk on the topic: why the honey bee is in trouble and what you can do to help.

Dressing Mrs Dunch

Wed 25 Mar 2020
14:00-15:00
Head to the Tudor parlour at Avebury Manor and watch as Mrs Dunch is dressed and her outfit built up from a linen chemise into a fine Tudor gown.