Court Barn

A Museum of Craft & Design

Discover the stories and legacy of the craftspeople, designers and artists working in the north Cotswolds from 1900 to the present day

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We are open

October – March
Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 4pm

April – September
Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 5pm

Closed on Mondays (excluding Bank Holiday)

In the spring of 1902 C.R. Ashbee, architect, designer and a leading figure in the Arts & Crafts movement, moved with his Guild of Handicraft to Chipping Campden from the East End of London. In total 50 Guildsmen and their families arrived that summer, along with their workshop equipment.

For Ashbee the movement was not just about creating beautiful things. It was about giving people satisfying work in a healthier environment.

This was the beginning of the story of craft and design in Chipping Campden

Saturday 18 November 2023 - Sunday 7 January 2024

Christmas Delights selling exhibition

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…time to spread some Yuletide warmth and discover a variety of wonderful, handmade treasures to inspire your Christmas shopping.


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Frank Lloyd Wright meets C.R. Ashbee

Mother and baby by Alec Miller

Inspirational women behind the Guild