Stonehenge secrets - new visitor building and exhibition opens on 18th December at the Wiltshire site
The visitor building is environmentally friendly with modern amenities, along with a car park available accommodating up to 500 cars and 30 coaches. There is a special education space and an attractive spacious Café with indoor/outdoor seating for up to 260 persons. Ample toilets, including disabled are also on-hand. You will find a modernised and more spacious customer shop.
Interestingly, English Heritage is offering a pre-booked timed ticket system, invaluable at the world-famous site, which is often rather busy. For customers there is a selection of new downloadable and hand-held free audio guides, in an impressive 10 languages to take you through fascinating Stonehenge facts.
Naturally, you will wish to learn more about this world-famous monument. English Heritage is displaying ‘The Set in Stone? How our ancestors saw Stonehenge’ temporary exhibition.
For previous visitors, do not worry, there will be many items of interest which have not been displayed previously. The exhibition sets out over 800 years of ideas and debate - from 12th century legends to radiocarbon dating reports in the 1950s. It discusses who built Stonehenge and when, and you can ponder over the stunning objects on loan from many national museums.
There is also a permanent exhibition curated by English Heritage experts. An awesome 360-degree virtual, immersive experience will let visitors ‘stand in the stones’ before they enter a gallery. There will be facts and theories surrounding the monument on display, with an amazing 300 prehistoric artefacts to look at. Many of the archaeological finds have been found within the World Heritage Site.
A visit to Stonehenge is sure to be a fantastic experience.
Advance booking is needed (on-line booking opens on 2nd December)
Tel: 0870 333 1181