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Friends of Court Barn

The Friends aim to provide promotional and financial support to ensure the continued success of the museum, by generating enthusiasm and awareness throughout the north Cotswolds and the wider world.


  • Free admission to the Museum
  • Previews of special exhibitions
  • Priority booking via email
  • Friends events
  • Newsletters

Joint membership costs just £20 per year and single membership £15 per year.

To download a printable application form in pdf format click here, or in Word Document format click here.

If you have any queries about Friends of Court Barn Museum please contact us by post at:

Friends of Court Barn Museum
Court Barn
Church Street
Chipping Campden
GL55 6JE

or by email to friends@courtbarn.org.uk

The ‘Friends of Court Barn Museum’ supports The Guild of Handicraft Trust, Registered Charity No. 1007696.


Sat 13 May 

Charles Ashbee’s Birthday

Social/fundraising activity to celebrate his birthday with a walk/visit to Saintbury Church, following the footsteps of C. R. Ashbee’s regular walk from Chipping Campden to Saintbury.

Meeting outside Court Barn at 10.00am. £5 to include refreshments.

Sat 3 June 

Visit to Perrycroft.
An Arts and Crafts house designed by C. F. Voysey, set in the magnificent scenery of the Malvern Hills in ten acres of gardens and woodland. Afternoon visit, using your own transport.

Wed 12 July

Visit to 78 Derngate, Northampton.
Travelling by coach to 78 Derngate, a house remodelled by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his only work in England
Sat 22 July
Summer Delights
A selling exhibition at Court Barn. 10% discount  for Friends on first day.
Tuesday 5 September An afternoon visit to Chipping Campden homes with connection to artists exhibited at Court Barn. To include afternoon tea.
Thursday 12 October
A film show entitled ‘The Cotswold Craftsmen’.
Made in 1954, featuring shots of Campden and focussing on 8 craft workers from that time. 
In the Court Room of the Old Police Station, Chipping Campden at 7.00pm. £5 for Friends, guests £7 payable at the event.
Friday 24 November
Christmas Delights 4pm - 6pm
A preview of the selling exhibition at Court Barn, 10% discount for Friends.
Mulled wine and mince pies will be served.
Saturday 24 February
‘Lyrics of the Nile’.
A talk by Janice Fisher on C. R. Ashbee’s life after 1908, including the time he spent in Jerusalem 1918-1923.
Court Barn at 5pm.
£5 for Friends, guests £7 payable at the event.