A guide to the events, exhibitions and more taking place across the Stonehenge & Avebury World Heritage Site.

  • On Saturday 16 September discover more of the history of the landscape that surrounds Avebury with a Landscape Walk of Waden Hill with the National Trust.
  • The National Trust is marking  300 Years of William Stukeley with an exhibition in the barn at Avebury of several of his works reproduced open until 10 November.
  • Enjoy free entry to Wiltshire Museum for Heritage Open Days on Saturday 16 September.
  • Exhibition Wessex Airscapes, Elevating Wiltshire is open at Wiltshire Museum until 15 October, combining the aerial photography of Hedley Thorne and landscape paintings and prints of Anna Dillon – and including scenes in the World Heritage Site.
  • In Salisbury, book your place on a monthly Behind the Scenes Tour at Salisbury Museum on 2 September or 7 October, a unique opportunity to explore areas of the museum not seen by the public. Find out about the museum’s major redevelopment ‘Past Forward: Salisbury Museum for Future Generations’ here.
  • The new History Centre at Amesbury opened on 22nd August, with exhibition Her Amesbury Story highlighting the lives, experiences and accomplishments of 25 women with connections to Amesbury over a 6000 year period. The centre also features a tea room and a selection of gifts by local artists and is open Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 4pm, with more details here.
  • Just north of the Stonehenge part of the WHS, The Great Bustard Group are holding an Open Day 9am – 4pm on Sunday 3 September at Enford Village Hall (SN9 6DD) with land rover tours bookable here.  After national extinction in the 19th century the RSPB, The Great Bustard Group, Natural England and University of Bath have worked to re-establish a thriving Great Bustard population on Salisbury Plain. You may even spot one around Stonehenge itself! Find out more here.
  • Booking is now open for the North Wessex Downs AONB Annual Forum, taking place on Wednesday 11 October. This year’s event will focus on Nature Recovery and introduce the AONB’s new Nature Recovery Plan.
  • The first Wiltshire Local History Network Conference “Bread or Blood: Social Protest and Unrest in Wiltshire” is taking place on Saturday 23 September. The conference takes place at the Wiltshire Council’s Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre and entry is free, booking now open.
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