Butser Ancient Farm
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2 For 1 Entry
Visit Butser Ancient Farm (before 31st December 2018) with this voucher and get 2 for the price of 1 on your entrance. Please pay for 1 adult at the farm entrance and present this voucher to get a 2nd person (adult or child) in for free. Here you will find an ancient timeline of homes including Saxon, Roman, Iron Age…
Beltain: Burning Of The Wickerman
Join us for this annual festival to celebrate the beginning of summer. There will be live music, local ales, traditional crafts, ancient entertainment and food. The afternoon culminates with the burning of the giant wickerman.
"boudicca At Verulamium" By Imogen De La Bere
Boudicca, Bronze Age warrior queen, has burned London, Camulodunum and Verulamium to the ground in retaliation for the rape of her daughters and her flogging at the hands of the occupying Roman forces. Now she wants to drive them out of Britain once and for all. While her three Roman soldier prisoners dream of Italian…
Fri 12 May
Bronze Knife Casting - Family Metalworking
This course is available at all times. Please call or email the office to discuss when you would like to come. 02392 598838 ask for Gwen. A practical workshop where you make a bronze knife or an axe to take home. This day is suitable for an older child to attend with a parent - great for budding metallurgy…
Bronze Sword Workshop
Work on your own 26" Ewart Park sword. This leaf blade sword is one ofthe most prolific swords from the British Bronze Age. In this workshop you will clean and finish your blade, forge the edges on it and look at different handle and scabbard types with information provided. www.bronze-age-swords.com Course Fee £190…
Complimentary Single Ticket
Visit Butser Ancient Farm during 2017. Here you will find an ancient timeline of homes including Saxon, Roman, Iron Age and Stone Age. Discover how living differed back then and what we can learn about our ancestors through experimental archaeology. Bringing the past to life… …somewhere ancient, somewhere…
Join us in the roundhouse enclosure from 2pm to celebrate all things fairy! Dressing up is encouraged and little fairies (and elves, imps or other mythical creatures) can enjoy creating a magic wand to take home, make a heath wreath, and have beautiful face paints ready for an audience with the fairy queen where they can…
Make A Milkmaid's Stool
*Make a Milkmaid's Stool (£100) * - Saturday 30 September This course is run by our very own treewright Darren Hammerton who masterminded the construction of our Chalton Saxon house, opened in March 2016. Join him in making a milkmaid's stool to take home using traditional skills and techniques. Meet…
Make A Roman Gladius Sword
Make a Roman Gladius Sword (£460) This workshop takes place over four days: Saturday 24 June Sunday 25 June Saturday 8 July Sunday 9 July Ever dreamed of owning your own hand-crafted sword? Join tutor Rod Hughes for a four day bronze casting course over two weekends, and go home with your own Roman…
Try It Day - Festival Of Archaeology
Every year the Council for British Archaeology organise the Festival of Archaeology, and Butser Ancient Farm are delighted to celebrate with experimental archaeology, hands on activities and outdoor fun! Your whole family can get stuck in with the activities we have laid on for you, so bring a picnic, discover and learn!
Weapons And Warriors - Fathers'day Special
Have a fun day out on Fathers’ Day and meet the Romans! Discover ancient weapons and be amazed by the lives of brave warriors. Find out how the Roman army lived and fought in Britain, and if you’d cope with wearing the armour, taking your orders in Latin and eating Roman food. Could you defend yourself from an enemy?
Wood Is Good - Woodcraft Fayre
Come along and enjoy woodworking and craft from the Hampshire Coppice Group. There will be a variety of traditional skills being demonstrated and handmade wood artefacts to purchase.