A Museum of Craft & Design
On Thursday 9 December 2 - 4pm we will be thanking our volunteers. Therefore space may be limited in the museum and shop as we follow Government guidelines.
Discover the stories and legacy of the craftspeople, designers and artists working in the north Cotswolds from 1900 to the present day
We are open
October – 23 December 2021
Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 4pm
We will be closed from
Fri 24 – Tues 28 December &
Fri 31 December – Mon 3 January 2022
Opening hours January – March 2022
Thursday – Sunday 10am – 4pm
Closed Mondays apart from 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