Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

Wenlock Lodge, Acton Scott, Church Stretton, Shropshire SY6 6QN
Henley Lane England SY6 6QN GB

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, they 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.

The ever-popular BBC TV series, Victorian Farm was filmed here, and more recently the farm showcased a range of traditional skills on BBC1’s Countryfile.

Throughout the day their cafe offers home cooked hot and cold meals, snacks and drinks in the setting of the refurbished and restored former school, originally built by Frances Stackhouse Acton in the late 19th Century to educate the children of the parish. The cafe is also open to non-farm visitors. Their shop sells a variety of gifts, traditional household goods, books, souvenirs and ice cream.

They offer a wide range of courses in traditional and countryside skills, from blacksmithing to hedgelaying.

• Café, serving home-cooked hot and cold meals, snacks and drinks
• Museum shop
• Large car park, including disabled parking close to admissions kiosk
• Bike racks (located in the car park)
• Undercover, animal-free picnic area
• Toilets, including disabled toilets and baby-change facilities
• Wheelchairs available to borrow from admissions kiosk
• Tramper motorised wheelchair bookable in advance
• Coaches by prior appointment

The majority of their paths are wheelchair, motorised scooter and buggy friendly. The farmyard has a cobbled surface which may present difficulties to some of our visitors. A small number of exhibition and display areas are not wheelchair or buggy accessible due to the nature of the original buildings.

Unfortunately they cannot allow dogs on site unless they are assistance dogs.

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