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                                            COURT BARN
                                        Chipping Campden

                               A MUSEUM OF CRAFT & DESIGN
                          from the Arts & Crafts movement onwards

Court Barn Museum, based in the beautiful and historic town of Chipping Campden, tells the remarkable story of creative work by nine artists, designers and craftspeople in the north Cotswolds from about 1900. The exhibition cases display work by the nine, including C.R. Ashbee (jewellery and silver and the Essex House press) the Hart family (silver), and Alec Miller (woodcarvings).

The Museum has been created by a group of local enthusiasts, the Guild of Handicraft Trust and was opened in July 2007. A seventeenth-century listed barn has been carefully and imaginatively adapted to house a permanent exhibition of art, craft and design; a space for lectures, temporary exhibitions and demonstrations (the West Wing); and a mezzanine level for administration and archive storage.

We are a charity and rely on private donations to bridge the gap between our income from the admission charge and our overheads. We also have an Acquisitions Fund to assist us in acquiring more works by our nine craftspeople.

We would welcome and appreciate your support which you could give in any of the following ways.

  • Join the Friends of Court Barn
  • (For information on Friends of Court Barn Museum and an application form please click here)
  • Make an unrestricted donation
  • Contribute to our Acquisitions Fund
  • Leave a legacy
  • Sponsor an Exhibition
For further information on the different ways to support Court Barn Museum please send an email to or write to

The Curator
Court Barn Museum
Church Street
Chipping Campden
GL55 6JE

If you are an American citizen you can make a tax effective donation through the American Friends of Arts and Crafts in Chipping Campden.