Alexander Keiller Museum

Alexander Keiller Museum, Avebury: Address, Phone Number, Alexander Keiller Museum Reviews: 3.5/5

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.
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3.5
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jestersusa2018
Wiltshire, UK91 contributions
worth a look
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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julie h
12 contributions
Avebury museum
Feb 2020 • Family
Not really worth £12.50 to go round the museum not much to look at but stones are good and it's free to look at stone circles
Written February 28, 2020
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Yorkterrier01
York, UK2,307 contributions
Interesting
Sep 2019
This is housed in a huge bard and part of the museum compares Avebury's development to that of other civilisations at that time. I thought it was quite food but will not take long to go around.
Written January 9, 2020
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Helen T
5 contributions
Don’t bother
Nov 2019 • Friends
Really enjoyed Avebury and the Manor House but advise not to bother with the museum which was very unimpressive. Displays were not working, half the museum was closed and not updated for apparently many years. It did not add in any way to the visit or to our knowledge.
Written November 8, 2019
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Alan P
Bristol, United Kingdom88 contributions
A very goood day out
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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Peter S
Swindon, UK907 contributions
Not so interesting
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
A real treat
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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Ian C
London, UK23,974 contributions
A link with Scotland!
Aug 2019
Part of an ensemble of buildings including the Dovecote around the pond and the Church beyond, the 17th century tithe barn, with its powerful timber structure, is worth looking at in its own right. The exhibition should be the first port of call before exploring the Avebury Circle or the other monuments nearby.

The link with Scotland? Alexander Keiller, the last owner of Avebury before the National Trust was instrumental in its archaeological exploration. He used the wealth from the family business Keiller marmalade in Dundee and purchased Windmill Hill and other land around Avebury in the 1920's, excavating the historic sites and re-erecting fallen stones. He also founded the Morven Institute of Archeological Research, which became the Alexander Keiller Museum. We owe a great deal to him for what we see today. He was also a pioneer of aerial archaeological photography.
Written August 29, 2019
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blackiw29
Romsey, UK120 contributions
Outlaw visit part 2
Aug 2019
The Museum is very small, and will be seen fairly quickly, but can be seen as part of the Manor visit as it houses the ticket office. The barn explains the history of the stones and surrounding area, plus displaying several artefacts.
Written August 20, 2019
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RJM
Gainesville, MO1,189 contributions
Plentiful History
Jun 2019 • Couples
This is a very informative and interactive museum split between two buildings. One covering the physical history of Avebury and surrounding ancient locations, and the other covering human history of the site.
Museum is small but second building is packed with artifacts and physical evidence obtained from archeological digs of the site.
There is a small entry fee, but when you visit both sections of the museum, the cost is worth it.
Written July 2, 2019
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