There are lots of ways for our local community to connect with the extraordinary history at Stonehenge, from becoming a volunteer to making the most of our community offer.
Do you run a local community group and would like to learn more about Stonehenge? Book our Community Box and one of our knowledgeable volunteers will come and deliver an exciting talk for you with replica objects.
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Hire our Community Space
Local groups are welcome to hire our Education Space outside of our opening hours. Please contact our Volunteering team firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and for the terms and conditions of hire.
Become a Volunteer
English Heritage is always looking for volunteers to take on a variety of exciting volunteering roles at Stonehenge. Find out more here!
Become a Community Ambassador
Community Ambassadors help us spread the word about heritage events in Wiltshire. As an Ambassador you'll receive quarterly e-newsletters containing information about English Heritage learning programmes as well as events at Salisbury Museum, Wiltshire Museum, National Trust and Wessex Archaeology.
This is a great way to get involved if you don't have time for regular volunteering. There is an annual exclusive tour of the Stones to say thank you.
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Local Resident's Pass
Local residents who live within certain areas around Stonehenge are entitled to free entry with a Local Resident's Pass. The pass entitles one adult and up to three children to free access to Stonehenge during normal opening hours.
The qualifying areas (which currently account for just over 30,000 residents) are:
- The Town Council of Amesbury;
- The Parish Councils of Bulford, Figheldean, Durrington, Durnford, Woodford, Winterbourne Stoke, Shrewton, Orcheston, Tilshead, Winterbourne, Idmiston, Allington, Newton Toney, Netheravon;
- The Parish Meetings of Milston, Wilsford-cum-Lake, and Cholderton.
Passes are available from Amesbury library – just bring two forms of suitable identification, one of which must be photo identification, confirming your eligibility. A pass is valid for one year, after which it must be renewed.
Why only those areas?
Since 1901 an entrance fee has been charged to visitors to Stonehenge. The land was originally in private ownership, but in 1918 Stonehenge was given to the Commissioners of Works by Sir Cecil Chubb for the benefit of the Nation. The 1918 Deed of Gift did not specify free access for local residents, but at that time public rights of way passed very close to the Stones and so an agreement was reached to divert these outside of the fenced area on the basis that residents of the then Amesbury Rural District and Parish of Netheravon would be granted the right of free access to the monument.
The agreement for free local access has continued to the present day and applies to all inhabitants of those parishes which were within the former rural district council area.