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Agricultural education

Sacrewell holds a special place in the history of British farming. In our time, we’ve pioneered large-scale milk production, introduced intensive egg farming, played host to the Women’s Land Army and even seen the earliest bovine embryo transplants.

Since 1964, the farm has been part of the William Scott Abbott Trust. A charity founded to provide agricultural education for everyone, from school parties and students of land management or animal husbandry to any visitor who wants a greater insight into where our food comes from and how farming and wildlife co-exist in rural England.

But agricultural education doesn’t just mean farming. Follow in the footsteps of poet John Clare, who wrote his famous prose while rambling the picturesque farmland surrounding Sacrewell, build your own Stone Henge and look at Stone Age flints, or speak to us about hosting an educational course on site. We can tailor your visit to meet the needs of your topic-whether it’s for a school group or a special interest group.

We offer group visits, with discounted entry for groups of more than 10 adults or 10 children. We’ve worked with Duke of Edinburgh, Scout and folk music groups, among many others, and welcome mill enthusiasts interested in the restoration of our rare 18th century watermill, which has been conserved and restored with the help of a Heritage Lottery Fund grant.

Please contact us for information on private tours, or to book a talk by a member of our team.