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What Butser Plus gives youAccess behind-the-scenes videos detailing life at Butser Ancient Farm. Get behind the scenes and understand how we reconstruct buildings from the Stone Age to the Saxons.
Understand the evidence
Watch exclusive interviews and discussions to delve into the fact and fiction of ancient British history.
Discover lost and dying crafts like thatching and flintknapping from our team of experts.
Moments of Calm
Watch a crackling fire, or listen to birdsong in a calming mindful moment from nature at the farm.
Preview our exclusive videos...
Our videos capture the diversity of life at the farm, from experimental archaeology and ancient skills to animals, wildlife and nature.
Thatching Begins on our new Saxon Hall
Master-Thatcher Lyle thatches using authentic Saxon techniques.
Casting a Sword for Battle
Discover how to forge an Iron Age sword in the fires of a Roundhouse
Woodworking a Roundhouse Frame
Trunks are hand-formed into posts for our new Bronze Age Roundhouse
Saving Species, One Seed at a Time
How do you bring ancient crops back from extinction?
The Bronze Age Begins...
Military veterans start a new build with help from Time Team's Phil
Beltain Burning of the Wickerman
Watch a dramatic Beltain video with storytelling, drumming and fire.
Roundhouse Discussion with Richard Osgood
We discuss our new Bronze Age project working with army veterans.
Making a Skin Window
We make a raw-hide window covering for our Stone Age house
Gizmo the Ram finds a New Home
Follow Gizmo, an endangered Manx Loaghtan sheep,
on his journey home
Enjoy the sights and sounds as we smoke salmon in our round house
Roundhouse Discussion with Gareth Chaffey
Claire and Gareth discuss the origins of our Stone Age house
A Night in the Roman Villa
New team member Candice gets an induction into Roman life!
How to make a Stone Age Tool
Watch and learn as flintknapper Mark makes ancient tools
Saxon Hall from Tree to Trunk
Watch as our treewright Darren recreates a traditional Saxon House
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
You're helping fund experimentation and research which is crucial to understanding life in the past
Inspiring the future
You're ensuring we can continue to give a hands-on, immersive experience of the past for thousands of young people
A place to escape
You're allowing us to provide a safe space for everyone to connect to nature and our ancient past.
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You’re feeding our rare-breed animals
You’re helping us carry out archaeological experiments
You’re helping to thatch a Roundhouse
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.
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.