Shropshire Council

Planning a visit

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is open from Friday 30 March until Sunday 4 November 2018, 10am to 4.30pm.

Our opening pattern is as follows:

During the 2018 season we're open to the public from Saturday to Wednesday inclusive; these are our 'green days'.

Thursday and Friday throughout the year are our 'blue days', only available for coach parties and school groups with sessions and teacher-led activities.








Open to all, discounts available to booked groups of 20+

Booked schools and coach parties only


Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is signposted off the A49 at Marshbrook, three miles south of Church Stretton. For satnav users, our postcode is SY6 6QN, but please follow the brown signs as you get nearby as the postcode is for several properties!

2018 admission prices

Our 2018 price guide includes admission prices and charges for room hire and guided tours.


  • museum shop
  • large car park
  • bike racks (located in the car park)
  • undercover, animal-free picnic area
  • our wonderful School House Café serving freshly cooked food to order


  • no dogs beyond the car park (except helping dogs)
  • the farm is mainly wheelchair and pushchair accessible
  • disabled parking is available close to the admissions point
  • disabled toilets and baby-change facilities are available at the admissions point and the School House Cafe. A further disabled toilet (accessed using a Radar key) is situated close to the farmyard
  • we have six wheelchairs which can be borrowed from the admissions point, and a Tramper motorised wheelchair which can be booked in advance
  • the majority of our paths are wheelchair, motorised scooter and buggy friendly. The farmyard has a cobbled surface which may present difficulties to some of our visitors
  • the waymarked walks leading from the farm are managed by our Countryside Access Team. For further information on these walks and open access land please refer to the Outdoor Recreation Service pages
  • a small number of exhibition and display areas are not wheelchair or buggy accessible due to the nature of the original buildings

Please keep in mind this is a working farm and take care as you explore

  • please bring sturdy footwear and waterproofs and dress for the weather
  • this is a working farm so take care around the animals. Please don't feed them
  • be aware of uneven surfaces
  • there are a number of vehicles and pieces of agricultural machinery on show around the farm. We invite you to look at and enjoy them but ask that you don't climb on them
  • for our pregnant visitors, please be aware that sheep can carry harmful bacteria (please ask for more information)
  • no commercial photography or video recording without prior permission
  • Our staff and animals welcome having their photos taken, but please ensure that other visitors are not in shot without their express permission
  • coaches welcome - booking in advance entitles your party to free drinks in our café
  • this is a no smoking/vaping site beyond the car park
  • dogs - unfortunately we cannot allow dogs on to site, even on a lead unless they are assistance dogs. A dog crèche is being considered as an enhancement in the future.