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Alexander Keiller Museum

High Street, Avebury, Marlborough, Avebury SN8 1RF, England
+44 1672 539250
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Interesting but small

Provides local history especially the nearby Avebury circles. £4.50 for a museum that takes about... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Marion W
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Interesting museum while visiting Avebury Manor

The Museum is in the stable block near to the Manor House. It contains the collection of Mr Keiller... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2018
Nigel B
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good46%
  • Average23%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
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“stone circle” (7 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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High Street, Avebury, Marlborough, Avebury SN8 1RF, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Provides local history especially the nearby Avebury circles. £4.50 for a museum that takes about 20 mins is a bit steep but if you take it as being for the upkeep of the museum and the area with the stones, even though you can walk...More

Thank Marion W
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Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

The Museum is in the stable block near to the Manor House. It contains the collection of Mr Keiller who restored the Avebury Stone Circle. While it is interesting and informative it is small. Takes about 20-30 minutes to visit.

Thank Nigel B
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Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

We visited as a family but found the entry fee so exorbitant that only one of us could afford to look inside. Frankly, the museum is small and not very informative. Definatly not worth the fee. I'm getting tired of national trust / English heritage...More

Thank Century C
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Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

This is a small but interesting museum that tells a good story about the area and it's neolithic inhabitants and doesn't try to be more than it is. As part of a visit to the entire complex of Avebury it fulfills its role well.

Thank Alan1fromOz
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Reviewed January 1, 2018

Keiller's work was not without controversy, but I thank him every time I go to Averbury. I'd not visited the museum before but had only read of his work. You need to place to give some context to what you see outside. My only grip...More

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Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

This museum gives some background to the history surrounding the Avebury Stones it’s small and won’t take long to visit but has some fascinating finds.

Thank Rosie T
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Reviewed December 17, 2017

Welcoming and knowledgeable staff and likeable displays. Lighting could be better - trendy, but not fully able to see writing!

Thank steveandtish
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Reviewed November 15, 2017

If you want to know more about the stones and their history, their discovery and preservation then it's worth visiting the museum. It's small but with lots of artefacts and good info.

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Reviewed September 22, 2017

Boy....this guy did some useful work. Very good small museum and worth a visit. Kids will fin it interesting for sure

Thank Andy K
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Reviewed September 13, 2017

Full of archelogical items from the local area this is well worth visit. It is not vast, but doable fairly quickly. It is adjacent to the gateway for Avebury Manor.

Thank andrewlgc
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