Court Barn Museum

Court Barn Museum information

Location
Chipping Campden , England
Address
Church St
Telephone
+44 1386 841951
More information
www.courtbarn.org.uk
Prices
adult/child £5/free
Opening hours
10am-5pm Tue-Sun Apr-Sep, to 4pm Oct-Mar
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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).