New ‘Stonehengiana’ exhibition created by archeologist Julian Richards displays souvenirs and other ephemera charting history of site as tourist attraction since the 19th century. It has been a place of pilgrimage for many centuries and a tourist attraction probably since Roman times. Wish You Were Here! takes a look back at how the ‘henge was viewed by previous generations and it provides a glimpse at the iconic role it has played in popular culture.
From 1st May 2015 explore the ‘Wish You Were Here’ special exhibition in the Stonehenge visitor centre. Celebrating both the changing ways in which Stonehenge has been experienced by its many visitors, and its status as a world-wide icon, through historical souvenirs, guidebooks, postcards and photographs.
This is the latest in a regularly changing programme of special exhibitions at the Stonehenge visitor centre. Entry to the exhibition is included in the price of your ticket. Explore previous exhibitions held at Stonehenge.
Wish You Were Here opens on 1st May and runs until March 2016. Admission is included in the Stonehenge entry price. Visitors are invited to share their experiences on social media with the hashtag #stonehengewishyouwerehere.
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