Feast! Exhibition at Stonehenge

Discover more about the new temporary exhibition at Stonehenge that explores the diet of the Neolithic people who built and used the monument 4500 years ago.

A wild aurochs skull and domestic cow

The Exhibition

Our new exhibition has opened at Stonehenge and reveals what the builders of this ancient monument cooked and ate.

Feast! displays a collection of rare finds including the skull of an aurochs, a now extinct species of wild cattle. You can also see decorated Neolithic pots used in the preparation of pork and beef dishes and a rare complete bronze cauldron from 700BC that featured as a centrepiece of late Bronze Age ceremonial feasts.

This exhibition was produced in collaboration with the Consuming Prehistory project. This project aims to share recent discoveries by York and Cardiff Universities about prehistoric food with the public.

Join us from Stonehenge as we travel back around 4,500 years into the Neolithic period with Chris Hobbs from History Bombs.

Watch our video to discover more about the the diet of our ancestors based on evidence uncovered by recent archaeological discoveries and ground-breaking science.

Durrington Walls

More about Feast!

English Heritage curators explain how archaeology has uncovered secrets which have been buried underground for thousands of years at Durrington Walls, an ancient settlement two miles from Stonehenge.

The discoveries tell a story of feasting and ceremony, each one a clue to explain what our ancestors ate, how they cooked, where their food came from and how it reflects their spiritual and cultural values.

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Neolithic food

Feast events

Enjoy a taste of Neolithic life as our special exhibition and event series gives you a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the science of archaeology, sharing how cutting-edge techniques can decipher mysteries of the past as well as revealing the diet and lifestyle of the people who built Stonehenge.

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