Oh no! A 360 degree cinema instead of going inside Stonehenge!

2 04 2013

The Heritage Journal

The new Stonehenge Visitors’ Centre will contain a 32 ftlandscape walldesigned to give people an impression of what it’s like to stand inside the circle. Some have opposed the idea saying only the real thing is acceptable. It’s tempting to say “please explain exactly how you would deliver that ideal, given the huge numbers involved” as there seem to be only two ways it could be done …

1. Tell most visitors to go away. That way, the numbers arriving at the stones would be reduced to a trickle and the few who go in would be free to wander amongst the stones or have picnics there and enjoy a truly relaxed and tranquil experience, just like in the good old days. Or …

2. Write down (in triplicate, with detailed costings appended) how one million people** a year (20,000 a day some days) can be safely…

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