Thursday, 16 January 2014

Stonehenge exhibition and visitor centre opened

December 2013. This is the first phase in English Heritage’s £27 million project to transform the visitor experience. 
Visitors will now be able to see original objects used in the construction of Stonehenge, alongside other objects connected with the Neolithic and Bronze Age eras. A special exhibition tells the story of the changing understanding of Stonehenge over centuries. A 360-degree virtual experience allows visitors to ‘stand in the stones’ via a three-minute film, based on state-of-the-art laser scan images of the stone circle. This film will also transport the viewer back in time through the millennia and enable them to experience the summer and winter solstices. Work to demolish the existing facilities and car park and return the area to grass will begin imminently. The restoration of the landscape around Stonehenge will be completed by the summer of 2014.
For visits from the 1st February 2014, entrance to Stonehenge will be managed through timed tickets and advance booking is recommended. For opening hours and online booking, visit the English Heritage website here

Source Heritage Alliance Heritage Update 269

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Volunteer Opportunities

At the start of its 20th anniversary year, Heritage Open Days is delighted to offer some exciting new volunteer roles with the national team.

Heritage Open Days is the foremost annual festival for heritage and culture in England attracting over 2 million visitors last year. So this is a great opportunity to get involved, gain relevant work experience and learn more about the sector:  the anniversary event assistant (internship) will play a key role in planning and coordinating the celebrations for HODs birthday; the social media volunteer will help to develop and manage social media platforms.

The roles are partly office based, partly home based. The friendly team will provide induction and guidance throughout the placement.

To find out more about the roles on offer and how to apply, please visit
Application closing date: noon, Monday 27th January

Source Heritage Update 269: Heritage Alliance