Buscot and Coleshill Estates

Learning to letter cut into stone

Courses & workshops at the Heritage Skills Centre

Whether you want to brush up on your professional heritage skills or try a new craft, we might have the right hands-on workshop for you at the Heritage Skills Centre in Coleshill. See the What's On section for all current course information and book on today!

Buscot and Coleshill Estates

Our work

Tom Ball carving into clay models of the busts

Heritage Skills Centre 

Our Heritage Skills Centre based at Home Farm is a hub for education and knowledge-sharing. With more than 1000 historic structures across 9000 acres, including in-hand forestry and river lands, we have a rich, diverse and beautiful training ground for historic building and rural skills development.

Homel Farm buildings at Coleshill, Oxfordshire

What is the Heritage Skills Centre? 

Our aim is to retain and develop conservation skills knowledge and expertise for the future. Through knowledge sharing we want to help others to protect and conserve their heritage assets and the natural environment around them.

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What's on

Upcoming events

An Introduction to Plain Lime Plastering

Sat 26 Mar 2022
09:00-17:00
This ‘hands on’ course covers the mixing and application of lime plaster to lath, masonry and modern substrates

Block Printing Workshop with Clare Walsh Design

Sat 23 Apr 2022
10:00-16:00
Enjoy a full day workshop at the Heritage Skills Centre in Coleshill, learning about the traditional craft of Indian Block Printing with Clare Walsh Design.

An Introduction to Letter Cutting in Stone

Sat 07 May 2022
09:00-17:00
A practical two-day course, presented by the SPAB in association with the National Trust, introducing the art of letter cutting in stone led by award-winning carver Thomas Ball and sculptor Rory Young.

An Introduction to Lino Printing with Beth Jenkins

Sat 14 May 2022
10:00-16:00
Enjoy a full day workshop at the Heritage Skills Centre in Coleshill, learning about the traditional craft of Lino cutting and printing.

An Introduction to Ornamental Lime Plastering

Sat 21 May 2022
09:00-17:00
Led by expert tutors, this two-day course presented by the SPAB, in association with the National Trust, provides a practical introduction to ornamental lime plastering techniques.

Basket Weaving with The Coppice Co.

Sat 04 Jun 2022
10:00-16:00
Enjoy a full day workshop at the Heritage Skills Centre in Coleshill, learning about the traditional craft of basket weaving with Suzy Williams from The Coppice Co.
Buscot and Coleshill Estates

History

Buscot and Coleshill Estates

Things to see and do

Coleshill parkland

Walking Trails at the Buscot and Coleshill Estates 

You're spoilt for choice when it comes to finding a place to take a walk around the Buscot and Coleshill Estates.

Buscot and Coleshill Estates

Learning

Child holding a small frog

Primary and secondary activities 

We've got lots of diverse learning sessions for your students to get stuck into here. If you're looking for something different, get in touch with our team and we'll help you create a tailor made programme.

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Get involved

Tree planting

Oxford Centre National Trust 

The Oxford Centre of the National Trust are an active and supportive group of people who fund raise and donate to various National Trust sites in the surrounding area. Click through to find out how you can get involved.