Come to Acton Scott to learn about the forgotten skills of the past including traditional rural crafts, working trades and domestic life.
Building on the success of our heavy horse days, we are offering courses to develop your skills this year – in ploughing, cultivating and ridging, using vintage machinery from the museum’s collection. Or for a taste of the countryside in the past, spend a Morning with the Waggoner, working with heavy horses out on the land.
All of our craft courses – from Stone Masonry to Wheelwrighting – will guide you from first principles to creating a finished object which you can take away with you at the end of a satisfying and sociable day.
We provide educational programmes for schools which increase children's understanding of the natural and historical world through first-hand experience.
We welcome school groups of any age to visit the farm during our normal opening times, and to enjoy the atmosphere of an upland Shropshire farm of the Victorian era. We have several exhibitions, displays of farm equipment and traditional farm animals which will help children learn about times gone by. Groups can take advantage of the 23 acres of farmland, visit the Bailiff's cottage, milk Clover, our replica cow, see the horses at work and admire our free-ranging farm animals.