Acton Scott courses

Kath teaches bread making courses at Acton Scott Historical Farm. Acton Scott is a wonderful working farm that offers the opportunity to learn more about life on a farm during the Victorian age. It is a great place to spend the day. Acton Scott offers a wide range of courses including working with heavy horses, bread making, preserves and working with textiles.

If you wish to book a place on any of the courses below please contact Acton Scott directly to book your place. You can email them at acton.scott.museum@shropshire.gov.uk or phone them on 01694 781307.

Bread making courses at Acton Scott in 2020
Saturday 4th April 2019, Bread Making, 10am-4pm

Join us for a day of breadmaking and learn how easy it is to make your own delicious bread at home. You will try out a range of dough making techniques using different flours and learn how to shape your dough into loaves. One of your loaves will be baked in the original wood-fired bread oven in the farm’s Bailiff’s Cottage, you will also make hot cross buns as a special Easter treat. You will leave with the bread you have made and a booklet full of bread making advice and recipes.
Sunday 21st June 2019, Bread and Butter, 10am-4pm.
Join us for a day learning how to make bread and churning your own butter. You will make a selection of loaves, watch the farm’s dairy maid make butter in the end-over-end churn and then make your own butter using a table top churn. You take home all of your breads, butter and a recipe booklet packed with advice and recipes.

These courses take place in the glass-fronted Black Barn, a teaching space which has lovely views across the historic working farm.

Acton Scott Historical Working Farm is in beautiful South Shropshire near to Church Stretton, Carding Mill Valley and the Shropshire Hills. The farm featured on the BBC’s Victorian Farm series and offers the opportunity to explore the farming practices of the 19th Century on an 18th Century farm estate. There is a working wheelwright, a forge, a dairy and displays of traditional farming practices. The farm offers lots of other courses focusing on keeping traditional skills alive.

Please contact Acton Scott direct to book one of these courses. You can phone them on 01694 781307.