Archaeology Day at Avalon Arcaheology

01/08/2024, 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Avalon Archaeology (at the Avalon Marshes Centre)
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Archaeology Day at Avalon Arcaheology

Meet an archaeologist and learn how they discover secrets from the past. Have a go at a pretend archaeological excavation in the dig tray.

Normal admission applies/drop in.

During your visit explore the richly decorated reconstructed Roman dining-room and the Anglo-Saxon longhall. Filled with hand crafted furniture and art, you will immerse yourself in thousands of years of heritage. There is also a reconstructed Viking ship and Iron Age roundhouse under construction.

Entry tickets to Avalon Archaeology can be purchased on the day at the welcome hut. The entry tickets includes free re-entry to the site during normal opening hours for the rest of 2024.

For more information about admission, facilities what you’ll see at Avalon Archaeology click here.

More To Do

After your visit, you can make use of the Marshes Hub Tea Stop and visit the Somerset Crafts gallery in the Avalon Marshes Centre. You can also journey onto Shapwick Heath National Nature Reserve and see replica wooden prehistoric trackways. Read more on the Avalon Marshes Centre website.

Festival of Archaeology

The Festival of Archaeology is organised by the Council for British Archaeology (CBA). This year it takes place from 13 July – 28 July with the theme Archaeology and Creativity. Through the festival people across the UK participate in archaeology, explore stories of place, and connect with the environment around them. Read more, and find other local events, on the festival website.

Key information


Normal entry applies, adults £5.00/concessions £3.00/children £3.00/under 5s FREE


Thursday 1 August 2024, 10:00 am –4:00 pm


Avalon Archaeology, Avalon Marshes Centre, Shapwick Road, Westhay, BA6 9TT


Visit the Avalon Archaeology website for accessibility information.


South West Heritage Trust