Hengistbury Head visitor centre opens0
The new Hengistbury Head visitor centre opened on Saturday December 14. The centre near Christchurch Dorset has been built by Drew Construction Group on to an existing thatched barn adjacent to the Iron Age Double Dykes.The centre features an exhibition area for archaeology, ecology and geology, a space for learning and community use, outdoor learning areas, wildlife garden, toilets and a shop.
A collection of archaeological items is being archived by Bournemouth and Oxford Universities, along with with the Russell-Cotes Museum before it is transferred back to the centre.
The centre will be open from December 14 until January 5, 2014 before closing for the fit-out to be completed. It will then open fully on February 1, 2014.
Hengistbury Head is a headland jutting into the English Channel between Bournemouth and Milford on Sea in the English county of Dorset. It is a site of international importance in terms of its archaeology and is scheduled as an Ancient Monument.