The new Stonehenge centre

17 12 2013

Opening tomorrow. 18th December 2013

Mike Pitts – Digging Deeper

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Here’s a first peek at the visitor centre, which opens its doors tomorrow. I guess it won’t often look like this again in mid morning.

ARRIVAL

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CAFE & SHOP ON LEFT

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GALLERIES ON RIGHT

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Smaller of the two circular video screens:

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Video panorama on left, museum cases on right:

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Lobby area with pull quotes and talking videos:

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A temporary exhibition room, with some lovely large display cases, currently showing “Set in Stone?”, featuring the 14th century Scala Mundi that illustrates the stones, and other treasures:

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Leaving into the area where the reconstructed neolithic houses will be, and the train pick-up:

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Back inside, the panoramic video is truly spectacular. Here are some random grabs:

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From today to the beginning, with an earthwork and ring of bluestones:

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Meanwhile, up at the site work continues. A marker is being laid to show the solstice alignment. Waiting beside the new path, on left (look…

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