Saturday 11 September: Tours starting 1000 & 1300

Sunday 12 September: Tours starting 1000 & 1300

Wednesday 15 September: Tours 1500 & 1730

Saturday 18 September: Tours starting 1000 & 1300

Sunday 19 September: Tours starting 1000 & 1300


Butt Farm Anti Aircraft Battery

Butt Farm, Victoria Road, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 8PJ

Visitors will be given a guided tour around the WWII anti aircraft battery. The site will be opened up to the public for this Event only, and will give visitors a chance to see how the site was operated by both men & women during the war.

During World War Two around a thousand anti-aircraft batteries were built in the UK to defend the country from enemy aerial attack. Only about 60 are left with any remains considered to be of national importance. One of the best of these is at Butt Farm, Beverley and has been listed by Historic England as a Scheduled Monument.
It was operational until the end of the War, after which it became abandoned, neglected and overgrown with vegetation. However, over 70 years after it was last occupied, major clearance works have revealed some remarkable structures and, in 2021, Historic England completed a major programme of repair and restoration to the buildings. There are 4 gun emplacements and a semi sunken command post.

We are offering a guided tour of the site which will last for about 90 minutes. It will cover the purpose of the battery, how it operated and why it was located where it is.

There is some walking involved so you will require reasonable mobility and sturdy footwear. This is also an outside event so please dress accordingly!

Booking Details

Pre-booking: Required
Prebooking of the tour is essential
Booking Contact: Oliver White
Call: 01482 870984
Write to: Butt Farm, Victoria Road, Beverley, HU17 8PJ
Booking opens: 30 June 2021 00:00


The access to the site is approx 300 metres down a farm track. Good footwear and outdoor clothing is essential.

COVID-19 Considerations

This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.