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Visit our Field School

The Field School will be excavating within the Vale of Pewsey between Monday 26 June and Saturday 22 July 2017.

Visitors are welcome to visit the excavation sites during the season. We are open to visitors between 9:30 and 17:00 Mondays Saturdays (closed Friday 30 June, Friday 7 July and Friday 14 July).

The working week for students runs:

9:30 17:00 from Monday to Saturday (closed Fridays)

10:00 16:30 on Sunday

Group visits are welcome. Please let us know in advance by emailing

There will be display panels and student tours to help visitors understand both the archaeology and the history it reveals. Admission and activities are free.

Field School Open Day

We will be holding an Open Day between 9:30 and 17:00 on Saturday 15 July 2017. Admission is free and there is no need to book.

Visit us for up-to-date tours, children's activities and a chance to look behind the scenes at a large excavation project. There is parking at the excavation site. Please use postcode SN10 3RQ for the Millstream Inn, Marden, and then continue through the village until you see us in a field on the right parking is available here.

Admission and activities are free.

Please note that if an Open Day has to be cancelled due to bad weather this will be announced via Twitter and Facebook.

School visits

School visits can also be booked and activities can be offered at the site if you provide notice.

Please contact the Archaeology Field School Director, Amanda Clarke, in the Department of Archaeology on 0118 378 6255 or email


We are keen to encourage a wide range of visitors to the excavations and will do our best to cater for the individual needs of disabled visitors of all ages.

Year-round access

The Vale of Pewsey has many lovely villages and country pubs and there are small country lanes and footpaths in which to explore it. Marden henge is located immediately to the north of the village of Marden, which is just off the A342, 10 miles from Stonehenge and 5.5 miles south-east of Devizes. The nearest train station is in Pewsey, which is five miles away. See the English Heritage website for bus access. Use postcode SN10 3RQ for travelling via satnav.

The henge enclosure is mainly on private land, although two footpaths cross the northern section. The most northerly part of the enclosure is owned by English Heritage and access to this section is over a stile in a small gap in the hedgerow off the main Marden road. On a clear day, this part of the henge provides good views of the Alton Barnes White Horse.



​Want to participate in our virtual field school?

Chart the progress of an archaeological excavation from dig to lab and beyond.

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