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"..is surely the most delightful small museum in England." Country Life magazine article 

Celebrating 10 years!

It has been an outstanding 10 years for the Museum, going from a disused barn to an award winning Museum all in a beautiful location in the Cotswolds.

Please note that due to the break in at the Museum, silver produced by C.R. Ashbee and Hart Silversmiths is not on display.

Opening Hours

October - March:

Tuesday - Sunday 10.00 - 4.00

April - September:
Tuesday - Sunday 10.00 - 5.00

Mondays (except Bank Holidays)


Current Exhibition

Current Exhibition

Celebrating the work of silversmith Sidney Reeve (1875-1943) Read More »

Friends of Court Barn

Friends of Court Barn

The Friends aim to provide promotional and financial support to ensure the continued success of the museum... Read More »

Latest News

Symposium: Arts and Crafts in the Cotswolds
Ashbee claimed that the country was the best place for the crafts. This symposium will bring in nationally acclaimed speakers to explore the role of the Arts and Crafts movement in the Cotswolds. Read More »

10th anniversary
It is our 10th anniversary - find out how the Museum was created Read More »

A is for Ashbee book
A new publication by the Guild of Handicraft Trust Read More »



Local artists in and around the Cotswold are keeping many of the skills alive. Explore our shop to find our more. Read More »

Events Jan - July

Events Jan - July

What's on this Spring Read More »