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Butser Ancient Farm

Chalton Lane, Chalton PO8 0BG, England
+44 23 9259 8838
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Their vision and dedication is exciting

What a wonderful find. This place is more than interesting, it is unique! Decades of effort and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
alex k
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Could be better

Such a shame as this could be so much better with some very simple improvements. The farm lacks... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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“roman villa” (13 reviews)
“iron age” (19 reviews)
“stone age” (4 reviews)
Chalton Lane, Chalton PO8 0BG, England
+44 23 9259 8838
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful find. This place is more than interesting, it is unique! Decades of effort and dedication, right here for all to enjoy. Many thanks Butser, I only wish I lived nearby and could join in...

Thank alex k
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a shame as this could be so much better with some very simple improvements. The farm lacks some very basic things but it could be so much better with them. There is nowhere you can buy a basic lunch-Not even a sandwich!! Sandwiches for...More

1  Thank Steven008
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Hi Steven008, Thanks very much for visiting and for your comments. We are always looking to improve our site for visitors, so feedback is very welcome. With regard to our bins, as we are an independent site without any external funding, we are responsible for...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017

Easily located via brown signs off southbound A3, 5 miles south of Petersfield. Always friendly welcome, reconstruction of stone and iron age buildings and Roman villa. Ancient breed sheep, goats and pigs. Bags of suitable feed for animals available, kids love to feed the always...More

Thank PhilSears
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Visited on a bit of a drizzly Monday Initially Good impression friendly welcome. I had brought my granddaughter who is seven. There seemed to be very little staff only one friendly guy wandering around. We visited all the exhibits and carried out the quiz. There...More

Thank PeterB472013
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Visited this attraction whilst staying locally. It looked really good online but wasn't as good as we hoped. The roman villa was closed as was the archeological dig bits which was a shame. There is also not a great deal of written information for visitors...More

Thank chris c
Reviewed 18 July 2017

I really enjoyed our visit to this open-air living archeological site. There is a lot of good information to read and great re-constructions of ancient buildings based on actual archeological finds from the Stone Age, the Iron Age, Roman Britain, and Anglo-Saxons period. Butser is also...More

Thank SFrances C
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Brilliant day out. The roman villa exhibit was so informative. The role players were so hands on and amazingly well informed about the subject matter, my boys and I were blown away by it all. We watched some great demonstrations and thoroughly enjoyed the trip.

Thank Shane O
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Just got back from a very interesting afternoon out visiting the various huts from different ages. A lovely lady called Vivienne was telling us all about the construction of the huts. We also spoke to a really interesting man and his dog who do the...More

Thank suearoma
Reviewed 5 June 2017

I visit regularly as it's worth having the drive. The roundhouses and the Romans villa is great and really gets the imagination firing. We've attended during easter as it's nice to see the lambs running in the fields at the same time. We have also...More

Thank GaryS1980
Reviewed 28 May 2017

My son went with his school and was very enthused so decided to take the boys one weekend. There was absolutely nothing to do. There are a few huts but not much written about them despite buying the expensive guide which at £3 is a...More

Thank Camille1250
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