Active Discovery Tour at Avalon Archaeology

24/05/2023, 11.30 am - 1.00 pm
Avalon Archaeology (at the Avalon Marshes Centre)
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Active Discovery Tour at Avalon Archaeology

Visit the site whilst the volunteers are at work using ancient skills and archaeological evidence to create our reconstructions. You’ll see first-hand the techniques used through time to lay mosaic floors, construct Iron Age roundhouses, hand-carve wooden furniture and paint murals.

The tour will last for approximately 1 hour, after which you can enjoy the site at your own pace or talk to the volunteers. Part of the tour will take place outside, so dress appropriately for the weather. To join the tour, bring your ticket on paper or on your mobile to the Welcome Hut at Avalon Archaeology.

The tour price includes free re-entry to the site during normal opening hours for the whole of 2023.

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

Unfortunately, we do not allow dogs into the site except for assistance dogs. Dogs are welcome in the wider Avalon Marshes Centre and must be kept on a short lead at all times. Please note that dogs are not allowed on the main area of Shapwick Heath, which is the closest nature reserve to the site.


The reconstructed buildings are accessible but feature some uneven gravel surfaces and narrow spaces that may make turning in larger electric wheelchairs difficult. A manual wheelchair is available on site for visitors to loan if there are issues. Generally, light levels may be lower than you may be used to in modern buildings, and visitors are welcome to use a torch. Large print versions of our guides are available at the Welcome Hut.

Please contact us at if you want to discuss special requirements.

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Key information


Adult   £6.50

Your ticket entitles you to free entry to the site throughout 2023, during normal opening hours.


Wednesday 24 May 2023, 11.30 am- 1.00 pm


Avalon Archaeology at the Avalon Marshes Centre


Entry tickets can be purchased online at Eventbrite (to ensure a place) or on the day at Welcome Hut.


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