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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Museum opening hours

January – March 2024
Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 4pm

April – October  2024
Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 5pm

Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays

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 10 February - Sunday 17 March

Turn the Page

Join us to mark World Book Day - a celebration of authors, books and the joy of reading - when we will be hosting book related events and activities..

Court Barn workshop

What's happening in 2024

Louise Pocock

New maker scheme launched

Mother and baby by Alec Miller

Inspirational women behind the Guild