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Museum of the Iron Age

Visitor information

The Museum of the Iron Age tells the story of Danebury hill fort which lies  to the south west of Andover. The hill fort was excavated by Professor Barry Cunliffe between 1969 and 1988 and is one of the best studied sites of the British Iron Age.

The museum uses real objects from Danebury alongside life size models, reconstructions and dioramas to bring the Iron Age to life. Stand alongside our fortified ramparts and imagine eating dinner around the cooking cauldron inside our roundhouse room.

Themes which are covered include; farming, religion, trade, crafts and warfare. As well as Danebury, there is also information and finds from other sites which help to tell the story of the Iron Age and Roman periods in north west Hampshire.

Resources Room

We have a selection of material to help with research on local archaeological and historic topics, including local history and archaeology books, excavation reports, periodicals, trade directories, photographs and cuttings. If you wish to use this resource we recommend you contact us to check the room’s availability. Please note we don’t lend items out.

There is a gift shop selling related books and gifts, and coffee shop selling tea/coffee and biscuits.

Group Visits

Whether you are an archaeological society or a University, we recommend a visit to the Museum combined with a trip to Danebury hill fort. We suggest you visit the museum first followed by Danebury. Please book your museum visit tel 01264 366283. Although booking isn’t required for Danebury it is recommended that you contact the Countryside Service to ensure there are no restrictions. Tel 01962 860948.

 

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