About Us

Butser Ancient Farm is a unique experimental archaeology site nestled into the rolling countryside of the South Downs National Park. For 50 years it has pioneered a hands-on practical approach to understanding life in the ancient past through experimentation and reconstruction.

Butser Ancient Farm welcomes thousands of visitors and education groups to the farm each year to explore its timeline of structures from the Stone Age, Iron Age, Bronze Age, Roman and Saxon periods, as well as discovering crops from pre-history and meeting rare-breed animals such as Manx Loaghtan sheep and English goats.

More about the farm can be found at www.butserancientfarm.co.uk


Press releases

Unleash Adventure with Butser Ancient Farm’s Exciting Summer Camps for 2024

Waterlooville, Hampshire  – Butser Ancient Farm is thrilled to announce four weeks of engaging and educational summer holiday camps designed to... read more

01.07.2024 • By Butser Ancient Farm

WITNESS THE BATTLE FOR BRITANNIA AT BUTSER ANCIENT FARM

HONOUR the ancient Roman festival of Agonalia with your ancestors this weekend and come face to face with history at Butser Ancient Farm in... read more

15.05.2024 • By Butser Ancient Farm

Community plants over 1,000 native trees at local heritage site

On Saturday 23 rd March, 100 members of the local community came together to plant over 1,000 native trees at Butser Ancient Farm, a... read more

25.03.2024 • By Butser Ancient Farm

Unwrap the Magic of Winter at Butser's Alternative Christmas Event:...

Waterlooville, Hampshire -  Butser Ancient Farm in the South Downs is opening to the public this Winter and inviting families to embark on an... read more

12.10.2023 • By Butser Ancient Farm

Experience Halloween Like Never Before at Butser Ancient Farm

Waterlooville, Hampshire - September 18, 2023 - This Halloween, dive into an extraordinary evening of spine-tingling stories, enchanting... read more

18.09.2023 • By Butser Ancient Farm

FROM IRON AGE TO MODERN AGE - EXPLORING THE STORY OF BLACKSMITHING AT...

Discover blacksmithing through the ages and explore this incredible craft from its invention right up to the modern era as Butser Ancient Farm is... read more

03.08.2023 • By Butser Ancient Farm

Travel back in time to an ancient Roman school at Butser Ancient Farm!

This summer Butser Ancient Farm in Hampshire are welcoming the Reading Ancient Schoolroom into their Roman Villa, sharing what life would have... read more

26.07.2023 • By Butser Ancient Farm

A UNIQUE POP-UP CINEMA EXPERIENCE FOR 2023 AT BUTSER ANCIENT FARM

Butser’s series of film showings in an ancient roundhouse bring a whole new cinema experience to the South Downs for Summer 2023.... read more

27.06.2023 • By Butser Ancient Farm

ANGLO SAXON SETTLERS BRING MEAD HALLS TO LIFE AT BUTSER ANCIENT FARM

HONOUR the ancient celebration of Eostre with your ancestors this Easter weekend and come face to face with history at Butser Ancient Farm in... read more

30.03.2023 • By Butser Ancient Farm

An alternative family Christmas event at Butser Ancient Farm!

Butser’s magical experimental archaeology site is opening to the public this winter, honouring nature and introducing a festive twist in their... read more

08.11.2022 • By Butser Ancient Farm

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