Learning is an integral part of what Court Barn has to offer. We believe in the benefits of a creative experience for everyone. Visitors are able to engage with our collections and the stories of the designers and craftspeople who lived in Chipping Campden and the north Cotswolds through newly refreshed interactive exhibits and displays.

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We welcome adult groups and are able to offer introductory talks and guided walks through the town focusing on the lives featured in the Museum.

Families can have fun exploring, discovering and creating or joining one of our children’s workshops.

We organise visits and Takeover Days for local primary schools when children can take part in the running of the museum and enjoy creative activities which can be linked to curriculum studies if required.

Local secondary school students have the opportunity of work experience in the Museum and Court Barn offers an annual Bursary Award to students who are progressing to further studies in art and design.

We have a programme of talks, workshops and demonstrations throughout the year.

Community + Outreach: we welcome the opportunity to work with local community groups in or outside the Museum.

We are taking part in The Wild Escape, a major new project uniting hundreds of museums with schools and families to find nature in museums.

Led by national art charity Art Fund and with support from Arts Council England, hundreds of museums, galleries and historic houses are coming together for the largest collaboration between UK museums.

Taking place from January to July 2023, we have invited local primary school children to find a favourite animal in our museum and create artwork imagining its journey to a natural habitat. A visit to the local Wolds End Orchard will explore the importance of biodiversity. 

The Wild Escape is an opportunity to join the urgent conversation about climate crisis and biodiversity loss and look for nature positive solutions, in partnership with leading environmental charities the RSPB and WWF and cultural organisations National Trust and English Heritage.

The Wild Escape is inspired by Wild Isles, a landmark BBC series exploring the flora and fauna of the UK.

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