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

Agriculture

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Winter Iron Age

Tales of Winter Magic

  • 15 December 2017 6:30-10pm

Join us in the great roundhouse at Butser Ancient Farm for a festive early evening of Winter Solstice storytelling with Red Phoenix. Enjoy a hot chocolate around the roaring fire while you soak up the atmosphere of the ancient building, the good company and the anticipation of the story

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£15 adult / £8 child / Under fives free / £40 two adults & two children

Website

http://www.butserancientfarm.co.uk/tales-of-winter-magic/

Imbolc

Imbolc

  • 3 February 2018

Join us for the afternoon to celebrate the end of winter! Hosted by Jonathon Huet, the afternoon’s entertainment will include storytelling, poetry, singing, firelighting and a light, warming meal.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£12 per person

Website

http://www.butserancientfarm.co.uk/2088-2/

Night Sky

Stargazing evening

  • 16 February 2018

As part of the South Downs National Park ‘Dark Skies at Night’ festival, Butser Ancient Farm are delighted to be hosting an evening of stargazing on Friday 16th February. Doors open at 7.30pm, when visitors can buy hot and cold drinks in our visitor centre, and at 8pm Dave Woods from Hants Astro will give a short introduction to the night sky. Guests can then step outside into our ancient world and view stars and planets millions of years old through state-of-the-art telescopes.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adults £5, under 16s free

Website

http://www.butserancientfarm.co.uk/2096-2/

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

Admission

Free but need to book

Website

http://www.butserancientfarm.co.uk/book-launch-food-can-forage/

Wickerman

Beltain

  • 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

Admission

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

Website

http://www.butserancientfarm.co.uk/beltain-festival/

Getting there

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

Butser Ancient Farm
Chalton Lane
Chalton
Waterlooville
Hampshire
PO8 0BG
England

Website

www.butserancientfarm.co.uk

E-mail

admin@butserancientfarm.co.uk

Telephone

023 9259 8838

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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