Alexander Keiller Museum
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Keillor was a member of the Keillor family, successful makers of marmalade. He established the museum here to display his finds from excavations at Avebury and Windmill Hill. The museum was opened in 1938.
The museum depicts in detail how Keillor surveyed and excavated the archaeological remains at Avebury. Many of his techniques were well ahead of his time; for example, he was one of the first to make extensive use of aerial photography.
Admission to the museum also permits entry to the Barn Galleries nearby, which has exhibits showing how people may have lived at Avebury at the time the great henge and stone circle was built.
Immediately behind the Alexander Keillor Museum is Avebury Manor, a lovely Tudor manor house and garden (National Trust).
About Alexander Keiller Museum
Address: Avebury, Wiltshire, England, SN8 1RF
Attraction Type: Museum
Location: Between the Barn Galleries and Avebury Manor, in the centre of Avebury village.
Website: Alexander Keiller Museum
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Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Avebury, St James Church - 0.1 miles (Historic Church)
Avebury Stone Circle - 0.1 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Avebury Manor and Garden - 0.1 miles (Historic House)
West Kennet Avenue - 0.5 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Silbury Hill - 0.9 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Windmill Hill - 1 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Winterbourne Monkton, St Mary Magdalene Church - 1.2 miles (Historic Church)
West Kennet Long Barrow - 1.5 miles (Prehistoric Site)
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