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Meet Gnomus at Stonehenge

Gnomus, a friendly giant, will tell stories of Stonehenge and the environment in interactive performances.

27 - 29 August 2022

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In partnership with Puppets with Guts

Get to know Gnomus

Who is Gnomus?
Gnomus Enormis is a friendly giant. He is the Caretaker of the Earth and the Guardian of all Wildlife. He has looked after this planet since it began.

Why is Gnomus coming to Stonehenge?
Gnomus is here to check on his old friends, the stones of Stonehenge. He can remember the Neolithic people who built the monument and will be sharing stories about how they built it, who else has visited over the past 5,000 years and reminding us that we must all be caretakers of the earth.

How old is Gnomus?
Gnomus is 500 million years old. He's way older than the stones themselves!

How tall is Gnomus?
Gnomus is 4 metres tall - that’s almost as tall as the average sarsen stone!

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A powerful message and great production.

Audience feedback

Brilliant having a British Sign Language translator. I'm really glad we came to see Gnomus.

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So much fun. A great message for the kids.

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  • Do I need to book special tickets to meet Gnomus?

    Admission to the event is included in the standard admission ticket price. If you are an English Heritage or National Trust England Member, or have a Local Residents Pass, then your ticket will be free. You don’t need to book your visit in advance, but you will always get the best price and guaranteed entry by booking online ahead of your visit.

    Simply click on the Buy Tickets button below. This will take you to our online booking system. Please make sure you bring your booking confirmation with you when you visit. If you are a Member please remember to bring your proof of membership.

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  • When are the performances?

    There will be multiple performances each day between 10am and 5pm. Each performance will last between 15 and 20 minutes. 

  • What is there for children at Stonehenge?

    There's a lot to enjoy for kids and adults alike at this World Heritage Site. Learn more about prehistoric life in the world-class visitor centre and see ancient items from the Stonehenge landscape. Kids will love handling replica artefacts and tactile objects.

    Immerse yourself in a panoramic audio-visual display showing how the monument developed throughout time and explore the reconstructed Neolithic houses where ancient people would have lived and slept. You can even test your strength by pulling one of the huge replica sarsen stone.

    There's plenty of space to run around and lots of lovely spots to stop for a picnic while taking in the best view in the world!

    We usually run some fun, family-friendly events in the school holidays. Find more upcoming events here.

Gnomus at Stonehenge

Sat 27 - Mon 29 Aug 2022


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