Stonehenge improvements

The new visitor facilities at Stonehenge will officially open in December.

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A peek at the new-look Stonehenge

The new visitor centre at Stonehenge will finally open in December, just three days before this year's winter solstice. English Heritage is spending £27million on improvements to the site.

Today we got the chance to have a look around and see how building work is going. Not everyone is happy with it though, as our reporter Robert Murphy has been finding out.

Stonehenge's new visitor centre unveiled

The new visitor centre at Stonehenge will be up and running in time for the winter solstice according to English Heritage. It confirmed today the venue will open on December 18th and include exhibition and education facilities, a cafe, shop and toilets.

Artist’s impression of the new Stonehenge Visitors Centre Credit: English Heritage
Artist's impression of the new Stonehenge visitor centre Credit: English Heritage
Stonehenge in the 1930s Credit: English Heritage

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Stonehenge's new centre ready for winter solstice

The new visitor centre at Stonehenge will open in December - just three days before this year's winter solstice.

English Heritage is spending £27million on the complex. The project has included closing the nearby A344. There will be an exhibition including a 360 degree virtual experience, allowing visitors to feel like they're standing on the stones.

Chief Executive of English Heritage, Simon Thurley, says it's been a long time coming.

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