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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
High Street, Avebury, Marlborough, Avebury SN8 1RF, England
Alexandra Keiller is a very small museum located in a 17th century built stable barn, right next door to Avebury Manor. It predominantly contains information about the history of the Avebury stones and the person who saved them from destruction (apparently the locals used to...More
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
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.
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
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.
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