24/02/2012 - Permalink

Acton Scott given national audience in Radio Times

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One of the council’s top museum attractions is being featured in the BBC’s Radio Times magazine – putting Shropshire in the homes of thousands of TV fans.

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is included in the magazine’s “TV Walks” special after being the home of the popular BBC programme, Victorian Farm.

The aim of the feature is to encourage people to explore the sets of their favourite shows, and Acton Scott is rubbing shoulders with Sherlock, Spooks, Midsomer Murders and Poirot.

Councillor Mike Owen, Shropshire Council Cabinet member responsible for tourism and culture, said:

“Any national publicity is great news and well deserved for Acton Scott, so I’m delighted to see the museum in the Radio Times.  Being featured on the BBC’s Victorian Farm programme has been a real boost, and spin-off opportunities like this are a real bonus.  I hope readers of the magazine will come and discover Acton Scott and spend some time in the beautiful Shropshire countryside at the same time.”

For more information about the Radio Times, and to see a summary of the 25 February – 2 March 2012 issue, visit the website.