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The South Sights

Alexander Keiller Museum

  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 05/28/2014

Fodor's Review

Archaeological finds from the Avebury area, and charts, photos, models, and home movies taken by archaeologist Alexander Keiller himself, put the Avebury Stone Circles and the site into context. Recent revelations suggest that Keiller, responsible for the excavation of Avebury in the 1930s, may have adapted the site's layout more in the interests of presentation than authenticity. The exhibits are divided between the Stables Gallery, showing excavated finds, and

the child-friendly Barn Gallery, where you'll find interactive exhibits on Keillor's life and work. You can also visit the Manor House where Keiller lived and its surrounding gardens. A Tudor house with subsequent (Queen Anne, Regency, and Art Deco) additions, the rooms have been filled with acquired or commissioned period-appropriate furniture (that you can sit on) to re-create how previous occupants might have lived.

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Sight Information

Address:

1 mile north of A4, Avebury, SN8 1RF, England

Phone:

01672-539250

Sight Details:

  • Museum £4.90; manor house and gardens £10
  • Museum: Apr.–Oct., daily 10–6; Nov.–Mar., daily 10–4. Manor house: mid-Feb.–Mar. and Oct.–Dec., Thurs.–Tues. 11–4; Apr.–Oct., Thurs.–Tues. 11–5. Gardens: Apr.–Oct., Thurs.–Tues. 11–5

Updated 05/28/2014

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