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The impact of your donation

Butser Plus raises vital funds to support our ongoing research and educational work, giving access to the ancient past for future generations

Understanding the Past

Help us continue our experimental work at the cutting edge of archaeology, redefining our understanding of the past

Inspiring the Future

Ensure we can continue to educate thousands of young people with hands-on, immersive experiences of the past

Preserving our Heritage

Secure our conservational projects, championing traditional crafts and skills, and keeping old endangered breeds alive

See what we're about!

Trailers for just some of our exclusive videos!

Equinox Boat Burn

See the viking longboat go up in flames

Rebuilding the Bronze Age

Military veterans build an experimental Bronze Age roundhouse

Thatching Begins on our new Saxon Hall

Master-Thatcher Lyle thatches using authentic Saxon techniques.

What Butser Plus gives you

Real research

Learn alongside us and see behind-the-scenes of our internationally-recognised experimental archaeology projects

History brought to life

Watch demonstrations of ancient skills, hear from experts, and experience the past through immersive, bitesize videos

A living library

Over 50 videos with more added regularly, plus frequent exclusive updates on projects and other happenings at the farm

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You’re feeding our rare-breed animals


You’re helping to thatch a Roundhouse

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You’re funding our new Bronze Age area
Please note: minimum donations apply, £5.99 monthly and £71.88 yearly


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Frequently asked questions

We want to ensure Butser Plus is accessible to as many people as possible, hence the small monthly minimum donation. However, we are incredibly grateful to acknowledge many of our supporters, if they are able to,  want to donate more to support our work! Our varied donation levels encourage everyone to pay what they are comfortable with, and helps the farm survive for future generations to enjoy and discover the unique work we do.

Absolutely, thank you! Just subscribe for whatever amount you’d like to donate, turn off auto-renew on your subscription, and voilá!

Your donation will help to support the educational and research work of Butser Ancient Farm, enabling us to maintain and develop the site and feed the farm animals! Butser Ancient Farm is a not-for-profit organisation that has been running for almost 50 years, sharing what life may have been like from the Stone Age to the Saxon periods to school groups, students and visitors. The Farm works with a wide range of archaeologists and universities to conduct research in order to further archaeological understanding.
Butser also look after ancient rare-breed animals helping these critically endangered breeds to thrive, and provides a safe site for ancient crops and plants working with the species recovery trust.

Yes! Whilst we appreciate your support, you can choose to pause or cancel your donation at any time through your membership portal.

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