On the ground

Summer of Stukeley: family activities

Multiple dates and times available

Running alongside an exhibition celebrating 300 years since renowned antiquary, William Stukeley visited Avebury to make his detailed drawings and observations, a selection of family events and activities will be held at Avebury.

On Thursday 27 July, families will have the opportunity to 'sketch like Stukeley' during free drop-in drawing sessions. Look out for the easels set up in the stone circle or farmyard.

From Wednesday 26 July, a free spotter trail in the Alexander Keiller Museum encourages visitors to look more closely at Stukeley's detailed drawings and learn more about the archaeology of the wider landscape. A booklet of activities takes families across the Avebury site, while playing a game of 'spot the difference', writing a poem, and drawing a scene as part of this summer trail. Follow the prompts from the stone circle to the Old Farmyard and find out more about William Stukeley and Avebury's history.


National Trust Avebury, Avebury, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN81RF, United Kingdom

Additional location/direction information

The main car park is located to the south-west of the village on the A4361. Sat Nav users please use the postcode SN8 1RD.

Blue Badge parking can be found in the High Street. Sat Nav users please use the postcode SN8 1RF


Wed, 26 Jul

10:00 AM

Thu, 27 Jul

10:00 AM

Fri, 28 Jul

10:00 AM

Sat, 29 Jul

10:00 AM

Sun, 30 Jul

10:00 AM

Duration of event

The activity booklet and museum trail will run from 10am-4pm every day from Wednesday 26 July.

Sketch like Stukeley sessions will run on Thursday 27 July, 10am-12pm, 1pm-3pm.

Booking not required.

Additional fee information

The family activity booklets cost £1 each.