Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

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  • Acton Scott Historic Working Farm near Church Stretton, demonstrates life on a Shropshire upland farm at the turn of the last century. The farm has featured on BBC TV’s ‘Victorian Farm’ and more recently used as the setting for Monty Don’s Real Craft series on More Four.

    Visitors to the popular family attraction are transported back in time to the days of shire horses, hay ricks and milkmaids.

    The farm allows visitors to mingle with their favourite animals and also view daily demonstrations. You’ll see heavy horses working the land with vintage farm machines. and everyday we have different demonstrations from our resident wheelwright, blacksmith or dairy maid. On Sundays the dairymaid makes butter in the dairy. The butter then can be found for sale in the shop. Children visiting the farm will love the farmyard and field animals, including pigs, poultry, cows and sheep.

    Other things to look out for are the ploughing, sowing and harvesting. Each day the farmers wife goes about her daily chores. The working farm museum also holds a number of special events throughout the year, including, wheels and wagons, lambing, annual sheep-shearing, cider making and steam powered threshing.

    Not forgetting the Rural Trade and Craft Courses we run, where you can learn all manner of skills from ploughing with heavy horses, dry stone walling to butter making and beekeeping with all sorts in between.  The museum also has two marked walks, the Waggoners Wonder and the Acton Scott Amble, both of which have short-cuts for those with less time to explore the Shropshire hills.

    Fresh home-cooked food and refreshments are available throughout the day at the Old School House Cafe.


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  • Prices:

    Adult £9.00
    Child £5.00 4-17.Under 4s free
    Family £25.00 2 adults 2 children
    Concession £8.00

    Opening Times:

    April - October
    Open Saturday-Wednesday 10.00 - 4.30

    Directions:

    From the junction of the A5/A49 (S) Shrewsbury Take the A49 south towards Ludlow Pass Church Stretton Turn left to Acton Scott, signposted Finish at Acton Scott Working Farm

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  • Prices:

    Adult £9.00
    Child £5.00 4-17.Under 4s free
    Family £25.00 2 adults 2 children
    Concession £8.00

  • Opening Times:

    April - October
    Open Saturday-Wednesday 10.00 - 4.30

  • Directions:

    From the junction of the A5/A49 (S) Shrewsbury Take the A49 south towards Ludlow Pass Church Stretton Turn left to Acton Scott, signposted Finish at Acton Scott Working Farm