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

We will be open on Sunday 5 May

Sunday 26 and Bank Holiday Monday 27 May 

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

Saturday 23 March - Saturday 20 April

Spring Delights Selling exhibition

Talk on The Red List of Endangered Crafts

‘Intelligent Hands. Why making is a skill for life’

Sue Rangeley

Sue Rangeley retrospective exhibition