Still digging ... Recent excavations around Avebury

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.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Avebury has been a magnet for archaeologists for over three hundred years and the work of the 1930s in which many stones were re-erected is well-represented in books and the on-site museum. Excavations over the last twenty to thirty years are less widely known and this exhibition highlights many of the results of that work alongside a selection of the artefacts. Even if you know Avebury well, why not come and have a look at some of what we now know about this complicated and intriguing place.

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 N/A £4.70
Group Child N/A £2.10
Avebury Manor
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.30 £11.00
Child £6.15 £5.50
Family £30.75 £27.50
1 adult and up to 3 children £18.45 £16.50
Group Adult N/A £10.40
Group Child N/A £5.20

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).

Summer prices: 30 March 2019 - 26 Oct 2019

 

 

The basics

Suitability
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
The Alexander Keiller Museum: Barn Gallery

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
23 August 2019 10:00 - 17:30 Available
24 August 2019 10:00 - 17:30 Available
25 August 2019 10:00 - 17:30 Available
26 August 2019 10:00 - 17:30 Available
27 August 2019 10:00 - 17:30 Available
28 August 2019 10:00 - 17:30 Available
29 August 2019 10:00 - 17:30 Available
30 August 2019 10:00 - 17:30 Available
31 August 2019 10:00 - 17:30 Available
1 September 2019 10:00 - 17:30 Available
2 September 2019 10:00 - 17:30 Available
3 September 2019 10:00 - 17:30 Available
4 September 2019 10:00 - 17:30 Available
5 September 2019 10:00 - 17:30 Available
6 September 2019 10:00 - 17:30 Available
7 September 2019 10:00 - 17:30 Available
8 September 2019 10:00 - 17:30 Available
9 September 2019 10:00 - 17:30 Available
10 September 2019 10:00 - 17:30 Available
11 September 2019 10:00 - 17:30 Available

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Contact Info

Name
Emma Talbot
Email
emma.talbot@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01672538036

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Still digging ... Recent excavations around Avebury

Fri 23 Aug 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.

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