Welcome to the Butser Legion


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel back in time 2000 years to when the whole known world was ruled by the mighty Roman empire ?

Have you ever wondered what their food tasted like, what it felt like to wear their clothes, what their language sounded like, and what their buildings would have looked and smelled like?

We of the Butser IX legion want to bring the Roman world alive for you, your family, and your friends. When you come to visit you can taste food cooked on Roman utensils from a Roman cookbook, find out what a Roman schoolchild would have had to learn, try on Roman armour, and if you are tough enough undergo Roman army training (all orders in Latin – we will teach you!)  . We are fortunate to have been allowed to use the reconstructed villa at the world famous Butser Ancient Farm as our base so you can experience this in a building modelled on the Villa excavated at Sparsholt complete with a functioning Roman central heating system.