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

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

Sunday 26 and Bank Holiday Monday 27 May 10am – 5pm 

November – March 2025
Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 4pm

Closed Mondays

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

Sat 22 June – Sun 8 Sept 2024

The Creative Circle — Eco-Conscious Design and Craft


Stained glass artist Charles Blakeman


Meet the Maker - Sue Rangeley

Vase by Derek Elliott

Limited edition vase by Harts Silversmiths