Butser Ancient Farm

Butser Ancient Farm
Chalton, Hampshire

Average visit time – 2-3 hours.

Things to do at Butser Ancient Farm review

Butser Ancient Farm is an archaeological open-air museum in Chalton, near Petersfield, in Hampshire. It shows how life would have been in Roman, Saxon, Stone Age and Iron Age homes.

It is a unique experimental archaeology site nestled in the countryside of the South Downs National Park, used as a set for the Horrible Histories movie Rotten Romans. Their buildings have appeared in many documentaries and feature films. They also grow crops from prehistory and keep rare breed animals such as goats and sheep.

You can explore a timeline of ancient homes as you step back in time. They strive to make the buildings as welcoming and homely as possible to give an impression of what daily life would have looked like all those years ago. There are crackling fires, Stone Age beds, Roman toilets, Celtic herb gardens, Saxon Runes and more.

For families, there is a themed trail or quiz which changes throughout the year. They also have a range of DIY archaeology activities such as mosaic making and wattling fences. They also host a number of special events with the help of re-enactment groups. Plus there is a guided audio tour.

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FAQ and Further Information Butser Ancient Farm

Address: Chalton Ln, Chalton, Waterlooville PO8 0BG, Hampshire, England. Phone: 023 9259 8838

Category – Museum – Indoors and Outdoors – Suitable for all ages

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic.

What are the main things to do?

Ancient recreated homes from the past with trails, activities, workshops and special events. There are toilets and a cafe.

What are the ticket prices?

*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. An adult ticket costs £9.00, children 3-16 £5.00, under 5s are free. Other pricing options including family tickets and annual passes are available.

Is there parking?

There is on-site parking.

When are they open?

Buster Ancient farm is closed at weekends in winter and autumn, it is open all week from spring to summer. For up to date opening times please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Dogs are welcome on a short lead. Only assistance dogs are permitted at events.

Are they accessible?

Butser Ancient Farm
Butser Ancient Farm
Butser Ancient Farm
Butser Ancient Farm
Butser Ancient Farm
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