Shropshire Council

About the farm

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is funded and managed by Shropshire Council and is part of the Acton Scott Estate.

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is one of Britain's leading working farm museums and is situated in the 18th Century Home Farm of the Acton Scott Estate. Conceived by Thomas Acton more than a generation ago to keep alive the 19th Century farming practices he grew up with, the farm was the first of its kind and has been much copied since. Today, we specialise in practical demonstrations of historic farming using traditional skills and period horse-drawn machines. You can see farm life unfold on the land, around the farm yard and in the cottage with each day being rounded off with milking by hand.

Voices from Shropshire's farming past

You can now listen to people from Shropshire's farming community remembering their rural way of life in early 20th Century Shropshire. Over 150 tapes were originally recorded in the early 1980s. These edited versions are available on the Discovering Shropshire website.

Rural craft courses

Our new Traditional Rural Craft and Trade Course programme for 2018 is now available. Please see our courses at Acton Scott pages for individual course details, or contact us for further details. Courses run from April until December.

Alternatively, you can download our full programme brochure.

Rare breeds

Visitors of all ages will love the longhorn and shorthorn cattle, Tamworth pigs, Shropshire sheep, poultry, ducks, geese and heavy horses.

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Circular walks

We're the starting point for three lovely circular walks:

Find out more from our guidebook...

Acton Scott guidebook