Court Barn Museum
Court Barn Museum information
Chipping Campden has been linked with the Arts and Crafts movement since architect and designer Charles Robert Ashbee moved his Guild of Handicraft here from East London in 1902. Set inside a 17th-century barn, this small but interesting museum displays the work of nine luminaries of the movement, which celebrated the traditional artisan in an age of industrialisation. Exhibits include jewellery, sculpture, book-binding and other crafts.
The barn once belonged to adjacent Campden House , a grand 17th-century merchant's pad that was burned down by Royalist soldiers during the Civil War. Some of its banqueting houses have since been restored and are available for rental through the Landmark Trust (www.landmarktrust.org.uk).