Learn about the Ancient Past

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What is Butser Plus

Butser Plus allows you to enter the world of Butser Ancient Farm online, through a series of mini-documentaries.

Discover professional, behind-the-scenes video content sharing the story of this unique heritage site, alongside ancient skills and knowledge to escape into the past. By joining, your donation supports future archaeological projects and will help to safeguard the farm’s future.

The framework for our Neolithic Horton House

What you will get

Upcoming Projects

Get the insider view on our latest projects from building a Bronze Age Roundhouse to constructing a Saxon Hall.

Professional Videos

Our documentaries are created in-house by our talented Producer Hollie, who has filmed for the BBC, ITV and more.

Unique Insights

Join us for in-depth chats with special guests including Wessex Archaeology and The Species Recovery Trust.

Access exclusive videos

Escape into the past, learning with us as we explore and re-construct ancient ways of life.

Reconstructing our past

Using archaeological evidence from recent excavations, we rebuild the ancient past. Our pioneering approach brings the past to life in a tangible, visceral way.

  • Understand the process

    Discover how we work with the latest archaeological research to interpret the past.

  • Watch step by step

    Follow our building projects from concept to reality.

Keeping skills alive

Discover at-risk heritage skills from metal smelting to flint-knapping that forged the ancient world.

  • Learn ancient techniques

    Watch our experts demonstrate essential skills from the past.

  • Preserve the past

    'At risk' heritage crafts kept alive and captured on film.

Pause, and Relax

Enjoy peaceful moments from the farm, where nature and wildlife thrive, and immerse yourself in our traditional Celtic celebrations and storytelling.

  • The turning of the year

    Celebrate the cycle of the seasons and explore the traditions of our ancestors

  • Nature at its finest

    Enjoy our stunning South Downs site from the comfort of your home, wherever you are.

Join today to explore our
ancient past