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Supporting a unique heritage site

Award-winning archaeology

See every step of our internationally-renowned projects on the cutting edge of experimental archaeology

History brought to life

Discover ancient skills, hear from our archaeologists, meet experts in the field, and experience the past in immersive videos

A living library

Watch over 100 videos with more added regularly, plus get frequent exclusive updates on projects and happenings at the farm

Start exploring the past today

Choose how you’d like to support, and discover our experimental archaeology!

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Featured trailers

A sneak peek at some of our favourite videos in the Butser Plus library, 

available to supporters on all tiers.

The power of your donation

Supporting a unique heritage site

Make discoveries

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

Inspire the future

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

Preserve our heritage

Secure our future and allow us to continue championing traditional crafts and skills, and keeping old endangered breeds alive


Lots! Here’s some types of video we make:

  • Documentary series following our archaeology projects — roundhouses, mosaics, a standing stone, and more
  • Demonstrations of ancient skills like metalworking, flint knapping, thatching, and cooking
  • Interviews with experts in the field, including Phil Harding and Cat Jarman
  • Recorded events like our Imbolc storytelling or Beltain festival wickerman burning
  • Behind the scenes of Butser life, maintaining our buildings and caring for endangered animals

Butser Plus lets us share more of our work than ever before. No matter where you are, with our videos, you can follow a project from the very first moment to the very last, and hear directly from our archaeologists at the same time.

It also means we can thank you for your support with behind-the-scenes updates, and you can see the impact of your donation. Every time you watch a new video, know that whatever we’re doing, you helped make it happen!

Yes! All our filming and editing is done by Hollie, a professional videographer and member of the Butser team. Before Butser, she worked on shows like the Attenborough series Africa and BBC One’s The Farmer’s Country Showdown, so she really knows her stuff.

We’re really lucky to have her on board!

We make two new videos a month, plus one blog post exclusively for supporters.

Explorers, Pioneers, and Heroes get access to everything we make as soon as it comes out — thank you!

If you support at the Scout level, you’ll get the blog post, one of the new videos, and one of our older videos re-released from the vault.

So while Scouts won’t get everything immediately, it will all be coming your way eventually.

Butser Ancient Farm is independent, not-for-profit, and almost entirely self-funded. Without support, we would not be here.

Right now, the site costs around £800 a day just to exist — and that doesn’t cover our experiments or educational activities.

We’re so grateful for all the support we’ve received to get us here. But our existence isn’t guaranteed, and we’ve come very close to having to shut our doors before. We just want to make sure we can keep experimenting, discovering, and educating for years to come!

Use it to continue our research, keep sharing our findings with visitors and schoolkids, and make the site even better!

Here are just a few of the things your donation could go towards:

  • Funding our next archaeological experiment
  • Caring for our current buildings
  • Feeding our endangered animals
  • Investing in teaching resources
  • Funding our free community programs
  • Allowing us to keep making these documentaries!

Yes. Butser Plus works like Patreon, or a donation-based subscription. It will automatically be set to renew every month, but you can easily turn that off.

If you’d like to make a single donation, just switch off automatic renewal in your account settings after your first donation.

If you gift a subscription, your recipient will have the option to renew themselves. You won’t be charged again for a gift!

Of course!

If you aren’t able to keep supporting, you can very easily turn off the automatic renewal in your account settings. You’ll still have all your supporter benefits until your donation runs out.

If you’ve donated by accident, get in touch with us at for help!

Explore the past, and secure our future

Discover our award-winning archaeological experiments and help fund more breakthroughs in our understanding of the past!

Need help?

Contact us at, or give us a ring on 02392 598838, and let’s have a chat!