Avalon Archaeology

Avalon Archaeology, Glastonbury, BA6 9TT

Avalon Archaeology


Avalon Archaeology is a place to discover local heritage alongside the natural environment in a beautiful rural location. History is brought to life through archaeological reconstructions celebrating human interaction with the Somerset Levels over thousands of years.

On your visit you can explore:

  • Saxon longhall with open fire based on the palace excavated at nearby Cheddar decorated with carved woodwork and murals
  • The dining room of a typical Roman villa in Somerset with a magnificent mosaic floor and murals, heated by a hypocaust
  • Viking trading vessel with mast and rigging based on the Skuldelev 3 wreck
  • Iron Age Roundhouse based on those in the Glastonbury Lake Village (under construction in 2023)
  • The world’s oldest excavation hut and a cinema showing short films on local archaeology

Also available on site is

  • The Avalon Marshes Centre Visitor Information Point with maps and leaflets about the surrounding nature reserves. 
  • The Somerset Crafts Gallery operated by Somerset Crafts.
  • Marshes Hub Tea Stop.

For further information and details of opening times please visit website

Image credit https://avalonmarshes.org/heritage/



  • Parking On-Site Parking On-Site
  • Cafe/ Restaurant Cafe/ Restaurant
  • Family friendly Family friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted Credit Cards Accepted
  • Disabled Access Disabled Access
  • Group Bookings Group Bookings
  • Shop Shop
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Open All Year Open All Year

Contact Details

Avalon Archaeology, Avalon Marshes Centre, Shapwick Road, Westhay, Glastonbury, Somerset, United Kingdom, BA6 9TT

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