Butser Ancient Farm

Waterlooville

Butser Ancient Farm is a unique experimental archaeology site nestled into the rolling countryside of the South Downs National Park; we welcome visitors and education groups to the site throughout the year.  This year we are celebrating our 50th anniversary, from our origins as an Iron Age research site we now feature archaeological reconstructions of ancient buildings from the Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman Britain and the Anglo-Saxon period. Our buildings are internationally famous and appear frequently in documentaries and feature films. We also grow crops from prehistory and keep rare breeds of animals, such as goats and sheep.

We extend a warm welcome to all our visitors, including those who may have particular requirements regarding accessibility. Carers are admitted free of charge when accompanying a disabled visitor during our standard opening hours. Butser Ancient Farm is a multi-sensory visitor experience, ideal for those with a variety of learning needs and styles. All of our school activities and lecture tours are designed with accessibility in mind, please contact us to discuss any particular requirements or concerns.

Accessibility

Mobility and/or building
  • Wheel Chair Accessible venue
  • Wheel Chair Accessible Entrance

Visitors can enjoy a timeline of areas starting with Stone Age, progressing through to Bronze and Iron Age roundhouses, a Roman villa and finishing with our 2 Saxon longhouses. Each site has interpretation boards and all areas are accessible to wheelchairs, except one small mezzanine room in the villa.

Disabled Parking & Drop-off
  • Designated Disabled Parking

Our car park includes disabled parking by our visitor centre, and the centre itself has a wheelchair accessible disabled toilet. We also have a wheelchair available for visitors to use which can be requested on arrival, or you can reserve it before your visit by calling 02392 598838.

Toileting/Changing
  • Accessible Toilets
Outdoors
  • Wheelchair Access to Outdoor Areas
  • Paths
Guide Dogs
  • Guide Dogs Welcome
Additional Services
  • Special Sessions
The Unexpected
  • We have characters in costumes

We also organise special re-enactment weekends on a regular basis. The re-enactors will be in costume.

Offers & Events

Location

Butser Ancient Farm Chalton Lane
Waterlooville, PO8 OBG