Butser Ancient Farm

A view of the Iron Age Village, several roundhouses with a replica cart.

An experimental archaeological site of world wide standing,
open seven days a week (in the summer season) to the public and groups.

Displaying on-going constructions of buildings based on real sites,
crops from prehistory, and rare breeds of animals.
Our timeline extends from the Stone Age over 5000 years ago, through Iron Age, Roman and new for 2016, a Saxon Longhouse.

Exploring ancient technologies, and allowing 'hands on' activities for visitors.
You can also join us for a festival, special event or ancient skill workshop.

Venue Type:

Agricultural site, Prehistoric site, Archaeological site, Historic house or home, Festivals, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Summer time: April to September open 7 days a week
10.00am - 5.00pm (last entry 4.00pm)
Winter time: October to March open 5 days a week (Mon to Fri)
10am - 4pm (last entry 3pm)

Admission charges

Adults £8.00
Children (5 -16years) £4.00
Family Ticket (2 Adults + 2 children) £20
Students and O.A.P's £7.00
Annual Pass £45

Getting there

Follow the brown signs from the A3, just South of Petersfield.

Additional info

Environmentally friend visitor centre with shop, tea/coffee facilities and loo's. Large free car park. Mobility scooter available for loan.

Collection details


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Food you can Forage

Food you can forage

  • 21 March 2018

Join us for the evening launch of Food You Can Forage, a new book by local nature writer Tiffany Francis published by Bloomsbury. Learn more about the art of foraging and taste a few samples! There will also be the chance to purchase a signed copy of the book, due out 8th March 2018. It can also be pre-ordered on Amazon here or through other bookshops.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Free but need to book





  • 5 May 2018

Each year, visitors can expect a fantastic afternoon/evening of entertainment and refreshments culminating with the burning of the wickerman at dusk. Other entertainment from 2017 included Roman cooking, Ancient Wessex Network, maypole, storytelling, Anglo-Saxon re-enactors, Hook Eagle Morris, the Butser Roman Legion, HantsAstro, various stalls and traditional skills demonstrating metalwork, leathercraft, hurdlemaking, flint knapping, willow weaving, spinning and weaving. There is also a real ale bar, Celtic mead and hot food available.

Suitable for

  • Any age


£17.50 adult, £12.50 children aged 5-16, under 5s free



Getting there

Follow the brown signs from the A3, just South of Petersfield.

Butser Ancient Farm
Chalton Lane






023 9259 8838

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