Shropshire Council

Events and courses

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is one of Britain’s leading working farm museums.  Originally the Home Farm of the Acton Scott estate, the site remains untouched by modern farming practice. The farm staff care for traditional breeds of poultry and stock, and all seasonal jobs are undertaken using horse-drawn machinery. The wheelwright and blacksmith produce goods for the farm, the farrier shoes the working horses, butter is churned by hand and traditional farm fare is cooked on the cottage range and in the bread oven.

We continue to preserve those often forgotten and fast-disappearing rural skills through the collection and preservation of the stories and artefacts of the past. At the same time, we aim to share those skills among a wider audience through a programme of courses, helping to keep them alive and finding a place for them in the 21st Century.

All courses start at 10am and finish at 4pm unless otherwise stated. Lunch is provided on all full-day courses, as well as tea and coffee throughout the day.  Please notify us of any dietary requirements when you book.

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Blacksmithing Next running on: 26 September 10am

This one-day, structured course introduces beginners to some fundamental metal forging techniques.

Also runs on: 27 September, 03 October, 04 October ... and more dates

Exciting enamelling Next running on: 17 October 10am

Experiment with colourful enamel powders and copper shapes.

Make a Christmas Table Runner Next running on: 31 October 10am

Make a table runner to be proud of.

Autumn Berry Arrangement Next running on: 7 November 10am

Create your own Victorian berry posy arrangement using autumn foliage and herbs.

Pewter casting for Christmas Next running on: 7 November 10am

A chance to be an alchemist and watch molten pewter form into beautiful textural designs.

Make a Christmas wreath Next running on: 12 December 10am

Make your own Christmas decoration. A lovely way to prepare for the festive season.

Christmas floral centrepiece Next running on: 19 December 10am

Create a beautiful table centre piece ready for Christmas using greenery from your garden.