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 £7.50
Children (5 -16years) £3.50
Family Ticket (2 Adults + 2 children) £18
Students and O.A.P's £6.50
Annual Pass £40

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.
Picture of a girl with muddy hands enjoying activities at Butser Ancient Farm

Butser Ancient Farm 'try it' family archaeology day

  • 24 July 2015 10am-5pm

Hands on activities for all the family. Part of the Council for British Archaeology's Festival of Archaeology 2015. Visitors can participate in a multitude of hands on activities to extend their understanding of the past. These include paddling a coracle, spinning and dyeing wool, cooking food as our ancestors did and joining our Roman legion.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adult £7.50, Concession £6.50, Child £3.50, Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) £18.50

Website

http://www.archaeologyfestival.org.uk/events/1714

Children on the raft they have built

Warrior Camp

  • 27 — 31 July 2015

Join us for a week of bushcraft with an ancient theme. Test your skills against the elements and learn how people of the past survived. The Butser Warrior Camp is a week of activities such as hunting, lighting fires, raft building, building shelters and food. It runs daily 10-4pm and is aimed at 8-12 year olds. Pre-booking is essential.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

£40 per day for each child aged 8-12.
If a whole week is booked then one day is free, therefore £160 for the week.
Booking can be done on line or by calling the office on 02392 598838.
The daily theme's are:
Mon – Shelter, Tues – Fire, Wed – Food, Thurs – Hunt, Fri – Raft!

Website

http://www.butserancientfarm.co.uk

Iron Age Roundhouses in the mist

Fright Night at Butser Ancient Farm

  • 30 October 2015 7:45-9am

Visit the ancient site of Butser Ancient Farm - in the dark! So peaceful by day, but who knows what secrets you will uncover when you visit at night.
Mysterious and atmospheric, travel through the ages of time, back to around 10,000 years ago. What will you encounter on your journey through the ages back to modern day?

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

Pre-booked tickets only. Normal entrance does not apply. Please visit www.butserancientfarm.co.uk for full details of event.

Website

http://www.butserancientfarm.co.uk

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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