Chipping Norton Museum

The Cotswolds

Squeezed into the upper floor of a little house facing the imposing columns of the town hall, Chipping Norton’s volunteer-run museum is a small-scale and resolutely local affair, using assorted mannequins and memorabilia to tell the Chippy story.

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1. St Mary's Church

0.21 MILES

A classic Cotswold wool church, St Mary's has a magnificent Perpendicular nave and clerestory, several alabaster tombs and fluted, diamond-shaped pillars…

2. Bliss Tweed Mill


Chipping Norton's most striking landmark, the 1872 Bliss Tweed Mill dominates its western outskirts. Looking much more like a stately home than a factory,…

3. Rollright Stones

2.62 MILES

Linked by a footpath through open fields, the ancient Rollright Stones stand to either side of an unnamed road 4 miles north of Chipping Norton. The most…

4. Chastleton House

4.25 MILES

Four miles southeast of Moreton-in-Marsh, signposted off the A44 halfway to Chipping Norton, Chastleton is one of England’s finest and most complete…

5. Cotswolds Distillery

5.93 MILES

This ambitious, ecofriendly gin and whisky distillery sits tucked into the northern Cotswolds, 8 miles north of Chipping Norton. Join a tour of the…

6. Cotswold Falconry Centre

9.02 MILES

Home to over 150 birds of prey (owl, vulture, eagle and, of course, falcon), this exciting spot stages displays of the ancient practice of falconry at 11…

7. Batsford Arboretum

9.06 MILES

Created from 1880 onwards by Bertie Mitford (Lord Redesdale), and later briefly home to his famous granddaughters, the Mitford sisters, these exotic 22…

8. St Mary’s Church

9.49 MILES

This 12th-century church, in the village of Swinbrook, 3 miles east of Burford, is remarkable for the tomb of the Fettiplace family, who dominated this…