Avebury Manor was the home of the archaeologist that excavated the stones in the 1930s. With the joint efforts of The National trust and the BBC, the home was transformed into a museum that replicates different periods in each room. Several years ago there was a television series The Manor Reborn and a subsequent book with the same title that portrayed the transformation of each room. It is now a museum where you can walk around at your own pace, touching, feeling and transporting yourself to the different eras represented in this English country home.
This six month project was developed to encourage the many visitors to the stone circle to also enjoy the village of Avebury. By the looks of it, this mission was accomplished as there was much activity at the museum, the manor, in the gardens, and the tea room.
We enjoyed our visit here and it quickly became a favorite with the kids as there was no concern about touching anything. Playing was encouraged!