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

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.

Blacksmith Experience Day

Sat 11 Jun 2022
09:30-17:00
Enjoy a full day workshop getting to grips with the basics of Blacksmithing with David Gregory, at the Heritage Skills Centre at Coleshill Model Farm.

Village Open Day

Sun 12 Jun 2022
14:00-17:00
Pop along to Coleshill Village on the second Sunday of every month between April and October.

Second World War Walk

Thu 23 Jun 2022
18:00-20:00
Discover Coleshill's hidden Second World War history on this informative walk through village, woods and parkland at the home of the British Resistance.

As You Like It - Outdoor Theatre

Fri 01 Jul 2022
19:00-22:30
The Lord Chamberlain’s Men invite you to join them this summer for the sparkling comedy, As You Like It, performed, in the open air, by an all male cast and with Elizabethan costumes, music and dance.

Family Eco Summit

Sun 03 Jul 2022
10:00-16:00
A fun, yet informative Festival focusing on all things Green. Booking Advisable.
Buscot and Coleshill Estates

History

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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.