Butser Ancient Farm Hampshire
Charlton Lane, Waterlooville, Hampshire, PO8 0BG
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
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What we offer on a school trip
Butser Ancient Farm is an internationally-famous experimental archaeology site with reconstructed buildings from the past spanning over ten thousand years of British history.
Our school trips bring to life an ancient past that is difficult for students to imagine. We offer activities and teaching relevant to the Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age Celts, Romans, Anglo-Saxons, and Vikings, all in the historic setting of our ancient buildings from those eras, reconstructed from real UK archaeology.
Your trip will feature four hands-on activities of your choice, tailored to suit the period of history your students are currently studying and run in and around the historic setting of our buildings. They can learn to spin fleece into wool, make a wattled wall, experiment with heat retention in a roundhouse, handle artefacts, conduct an archaeological excavation, and more.
Your students will gain a real understanding of what life might have been like in these eras, as well as practical experiences to draw from in their classroom studies of the period and beyond.