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Anglo-Saxon House opens at Butser Ancient Farm


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  • Published: 4th April 2022
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Anglo-Saxon House opens at Butser Ancient Farm

A traditional Anglo-Saxon Hall house, based on local archaeological remains and built at Butser Ancient Farm by volunteers and staff, was officially opened last week by TV Presenter and Archaeologist Dr Phil Harding..

Visitors will have the chance to see the new Saxon house for themselves as the Farm opens to visitors at weekends and school holidays from the start of April.

Creative Developer Rachel Bingham said: “We’re delighted to be able to open the doors of our Second Saxon Hall to visitors from April, and also to be welcoming Anglo-Saxon re-enactment group Herigeas Hundas to the farm over the Easter weekend to inhabit and bring both our Saxon halls to life. Visitors can expect a jam-packed bank holiday weekend of crafts and cooking demonstrations as well as spectacular fighting displays. Throughout the whole of the Easter holidays visitors can learn a Saxon craft and take part on our special Saxon themed trail in celebration of the house.”

This year Butser Ancient Farm is celebrating its 50th anniversary and the opening of the Anglo-Saxon Hall House is just one of many exciting projects taking place this year. This includes a new mosaic being laid in the Roman Villa, two new Iron Age roundhouse constructions and a week of experimental archaeology for visitors to get involved with during the Festival of Archaeology at the end of July. For more details of the events and workshops taking place at Butser Ancient Farm in its birthday year visit: www.butserancientfarm.co.uk 

More about Butser Farm here:- http://www.clanfieldonline.com/82/227/butser-ancient-farm

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