After several months of very hard work by our amazing team of volunteers, the houses at the Stonehenge visitor centre are now open to the public! We are thrilled and very proud to see visitors stepping inside the houses for the first time.
The floors are still drying in two of the houses, but these will have their furniture and replica objects installed by the end of next week. After that we’ll be doing further training with our volunteers – they’ll be learning flint-knapping, basket-making and pottery firing! We’ll also be finishing the landscaping works around the houses, taking delivery of some further replica objects and hopefully setting up an events programme for next winter. Oh and running education sessions for schools in the houses and opening them up to the public every day!
English Heritage would like to thank the following amazing people who have helped with the project:
Heritage Lottery Fund
Ancient Technology Centre (Luke and Paul especially, but also Pascale, Martin and others!)
And all our simply wonderful 60+ volunteers! THANK YOU – we couldn’t have done it without you!
Also thank you to our replica makers and suppliers:
Graham Taylor, Potted History
Karl Lee, Primitive Technology
James Dilley, Ancient Craft
Corwen Broch and Kate Fletcher, Ancient Music
Neil Burridge, Bronze Age Craft
Felicity Irons, Rush Matters
Here is some of the media coverage we had covering our opening on Monday:
ITV West Country, 2 June
BBC Radio Wiltshire, 1 June
Western Daily Press: online picture gallery, 2 June