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Ashbee butter dish with enamelled lid

Welcome to Court Barn, silver winner of the Cotswold Tourism Awards Small Visitor Attraction of the Year 2014

The Museum celebrates talented designers and craftspeople who have worked in Chipping Campden and the north Cotswolds since the beginning of the twentieth century. This is a story of the Arts and Crafts movement and its legacy. Find out how a small town became a gathering place for designers and craftspeople of national and international reputation, including C.R. Ashbee, Gordon Russell, Hart Silversmiths and Robert Welch.

Museum Shop
Exclusive gifts and books are available from the Museum shop, inspired by its collections. Includes handcrafted gifts, contemporary jewellery, locally made pottery, books (click for more on books) and cards. Every purchase supports the Museum.


The Friends aim to provide promotional and financial support to ensure the continued success of the Museum.

Join the Friends and enjoy:

• Free entry to the Museum
• Preview of exhibitions
• Friends events
• Newsletters

For details and an application form, please click here.

What's on

Our 2014 events programme is avaible to view online.

Current and Forthcoming Events

Fri 21 March – Sun 8 June
Essex House Press types; C R Ashbee and his circle.
This exhibition includes books that reflect Ashbee’s links with the Arts & Crafts movement such as Beauty’s Awakening and An Endeavour towards the teaching of John Ruskin and William Morris ; and with the National Trust such as American Sheaves and English Seed Corn. Books by friends including Ananda Coomaraswamy, Lord Redesdale, and Hugh Seebohm and Guildsmen such as Archibald Ramage

Sponsored by Cutts of Campden

Guild of Handicraft Trust
Court Barn Museum is a project of the Guild of Handicraft Trust.

Registered charity no.1007696.

Visitor information
Court Barn Museum (r) and St James' Church

April - September:
Tuesday - Sunday 10.00 - 5.00

October - March:
Tuesday - Sunday 10.00 - 4.00

Closed on Mondays (except Bank Holidays), and closed 24 - 26 December and 31 Dec - 1 Jan.

The Museum will also be closed 7 - 12 January 2014

Court Barn Museum,
Church Street,
Chipping Campden,
GL55 6JE

Tel: 01386 841951

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Contact us
Throughout the year we add exhibitions and events to our programme. The best way to keep up to date is via our a regular e-newsletter, detailing what's happening. If you would like to receive the newsletter please email us. ( Note: Your details will be used solely by Court Barn Museum and will not be made available to any third parties)

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