Alexander Keiller Museum
Alexander Keiller Museum
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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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Tokyo J
Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, UK297 contributions
May 2022
A small but interesting museum which is full of artefacts and bones that have been dug up by archaeologist Alexander Keiller and his team from the nearby area. This includes the skeleton of a small child. The displays also give a history of the surrounding district from prehistoric time. Even though I wasn't in the museum for long, I thought it was pretty good.
Written May 6, 2022
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Nerina1966
Oxfordshire, UK96 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
It is on the small size. Intresting exhibits including a few coins found around the site a couple of skeletons, pots and tools.
It doesn't take long to work way round the room.
Luckily we are new national trust members, most definitely wouldn't visit if we had to pay for this.
Written May 8, 2022
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Sorcha
Belfast, UK110 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
Full of information which helps the visitor to better understand the history of the Avebury sacred landscape from the earliest archaeological discoveries, to the management by the National Trust today.

I thought it was relatively expensive, but worth it, once. You can always revive yourself with a cup of tea or coffee at the adjoining NT Cafe!
Written December 5, 2018
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account2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga151 contributions
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, Canada8,540 contributions
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, UK91 contributions
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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Carol B
Birmingham, UK5,933 contributions
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, UK167 contributions
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
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, UK551 contributions
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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