Alexander Keiller Museum
Alexander Keiller Museum
3.5
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The Alexander Keiller Museum is divided into two galleries, The Barn and The Stables. The Barn Gallery houses an interactive display setting the scene for life in the Neolithic and Bronze Age Avebury, and The Stables gallery has many artefacts from the Avebury area.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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account2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga210 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
All rather muddled. I turned up at the museum to be told it was closed because of Covid, with no mention on the NT website and app, only to overhear that there was another part of the museum nearby, which was open, but small and rather muddled in its presentation of the site. The best explanation is on the 4 panels on the walk from the car park. I'd skip the museum and visit the manor gardens, which were much bigger than I expected.

You had to ask for tickets for particular things, which seemed daft as a NT member for whom it was all free.
Written July 27, 2021
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chickandbeast
Southgate, Canada8,727 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
There is a charge for this, the Manor and gardens the rest other than parking is free. There is a free public toilet located behind it if you are looking for one.

Lots of good historic imformation about the circles
Written August 15, 2016
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jestersusa2018
Wiltshire, UK85 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
included in the package if you are a national trust member, but a bit expensive if you are not. worth a quick look, but only took us 10 minutes to look round
Written March 6, 2020
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Alan P
Bristol, United Kingdom88 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We went on a day with mixed weather, luckily it stopped raining in the afternoon. There were issues with the lighting/ electricity in the visitors centre so the information area was closed. We visited the museum and house, as well as the stone circles. A good range of different activies. The children enjoyed the hands on aspect of the house.
Written November 4, 2019
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Carol B
Birmingham, UK7,062 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
Friday 23 November 2018, my husband and I visited the Alexander Keiller Museum. The museum has an interesting collection of artefacts found around the Avebury Stone Circle.

The museum details the history of Neolithic life and has some interesting relics found from around the area these include bowls, basins and the skeletal remains of a dog and a child which was found in one of the earthworks ditches.

We spent an interesting hour mooching around this very interesting museum, it is definitely worth visiting whilst you are here.
Written December 18, 2018
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Wanderers of the World
Bristol, UK158 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
This is a great museum to teach you about the history behind the stone circle and neolithic periods in history. With the museum set out in chronological order, it's a really interesting place to come.

Plus you get to touch real neolithic flints that were excavated!
Written March 12, 2017
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Anthony G
London, UK43 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Couples
A barn stuffed full of strange items.

We thought this to be over priced for children, which it is clearly targeted at.

We cannot understand how "The National Trust Ltd" can charge people to view items.

The finds from archaeological digs at Avebury do not belong to "The National Trust Ltds"
- these finds belong to everyone.
Written March 15, 2016
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kenbaines
Wrotham, UK540 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
We went in but decided not to stay as it was expensive and, appeared, uninspiring! Others had told us that and first impressions seemed to confirm this.
Written October 15, 2021
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Peter S
Swindon, UK890 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Family
Came here whilst visiting the manor. Nothing really caught my attention and left quite quickly. Maybe it was the wrong day for me.
Written September 14, 2019
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Chrissie P
14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The museum was very informative. Well worth a visit. Explains about the area and excavations along with relics. Very interesting.
Written September 13, 2019
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