Mosaic project update!

Week 8  of the Butser Sparsholt Mosaic project – an update from projects coordinator Trevor Creighton.


We are two months into the Butser Mosaic project and everything is going well and gathering pace. As we move into week 9 we should have ‘squared the circle’ by completing the decorative corner patterns around our central, circular designs. These four…. let’s call them ‘corner pieces’ (although, as they are around a circle, that’s a bit dodgy)…. consist of two separate ‘motifs’. One we’ll call a lotus and the other a scallop shell. Continue reading

Summer of Science and Sorcery draws to a close

As our Summer of Science and Sorcery draws to a close we’re looking back on all the fun, crafts, demonstrations and experiments that have happened this summer across the farm.

Here are a few photos from our themed activity days to share, we’ll add more as they come in!

Awesome Earth – July 31st 2018

Fearsome Fire – August 7th 2018

Wonderful Water – August 14th 2018

Powerful Plants – August 21st 2018

Fearsome Fire!

It’s been great fun at the farm this summer as we explore ancient crafts, skills and knowledge through our Summer of Science and Sorcery.

Heres a few photos from our Fearsome Fire day last week – we had blacksmithing, fire-lighting, charcoal drawing, bead making, cooking and more!

Thanks to Eleanor Sopwith for the fantastic photos! Next Tuesday we’ll be celebrating powerful plants with a range of activities from 10 till 4. Normal admission applies.

Summer activities are hotting up!

As we prepare for our Fearsome Fire day as part of our Summer of Science and Sorcery here’s a look back at the activities this summer so far.

The holidays kicked off with our Festival of Archaeology on the  24th July with a day full of demonstrations, crafts, digging, finds identification and more. We had a brilliant day in the sunshine with lovely crowds joining us to find out more about Butser and archaeology. Here’s a selection of our favorite photos from the day…

On the 31st July we had the first in our Summer of Science and Sorcery days- Awesome Earth! Activities range from flintknapping and chalk carving to baking in a bread oven, pottery and flint walling. Heres some photos from the day!

Many thanks to volunteer Eleanor Sopwith for all the brilliant photos!