A guide to the events taking place across the Stonehenge & Avebury World Heritage Site, including Mother’s Day and Easter weekend.


• Running until 14 April, the Alexander Keiller Museum at Avebury has a new Odd one out family trail for visitors to explore and discover a new set of objects on display from the collection.

• On Monday 4 March at 1.00pm, the Chapel at Avebury will be hosting a talk by Dr Ben Chan on ‘The Avebury Papers: a community update’. This is part of series about the ongoing Avebury Papers project. The event is free to attend, please register for a seat via this form (donations welcome).

• On Mothering Sunday weekend (9/10 March), children can have fun crafting a lovely gift for their mother or another special person in their life at the Old Farmyard in Avebury. Visit Mother’s Day craft at the National Trust for further information.

• On Thursday 14 March at 7pm, the Chapel at Avebury will be hosting ‘Murder by witchcraft’ a talk by Dr Louise Ryland-Epton which will describe the deaths in 1564 of wealthy and well-connected Sir Andrew Bayntun, owner of the Manor of Stanley and later his heir William Bayntun. The event is free to attend (donations welcome).

SOLD OUT On 17 March, Wiltshire Museum will be hosting its popular Archaeology in Wiltshire Conference 2024 at the Corn Exchange in Devizes. The event will welcome over 150 people to hear a host of speakers, browse stands and bookstalls and meet and make friends over lunch.

• Families are invited to visit National Trust at Avebury between 23 March and 14 April for an Easter adventure. Explore a special Easter trail within the beautiful gardens with ten fun, creative and playful activities inspired by natural wildlife and collect an Easter Egg at the end.

• During Wiltshire school holidays, between 24 March – 3 November, the National Trust in Avebury is running Family stone circle tours every Wednesdays and Sundays to learn more about the site. Please note, there is limited capacity per tour and tickets are offered on a first come first served basis.

Enjoy at any time

Together, the Stonehenge and Avebury landscape forms one World Heritage Site celebrated for its Neolithic and Bronze age monuments spanning 5000 years of history. To plan to visit Stonehenge see English Heritage‘s website and to explore Avebury see National Trust‘s webpages.

The collections of The Salisbury Museum , Wiltshire Museum in Devizes and Alexander Keiller Museum in Avebury contain many treasures discovered from Stonehenge and Avebury, giving insight into the people who lived here thousands of years ago and how the monuments were constructed.

Discover monuments, encounter wildlife and enjoy beautiful views on one of the many walking routes through the World Heritage Site landscape. Here are just a few examples:

Stonehenge landscape circular walk | Wilts | National Trust

Secrets of Stonehenge walk | Wiltshire | National Trust

Avebury Ridgeway walk | Wiltshire | National Trust

Around Silbury Hill | Wiltshire | National Trust

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