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"..is surely the most delightful small museum in England." Country Life magazine article 


 

 

Opening Hours

October - March:

Tuesday - Sunday 10.00 - 4.00

April - September:
Tuesday - Sunday 10.00 - 5.00

Closed:
Mondays (except Bank Holidays)

 

Next Exhibition -opens Sat 9 February

Next Exhibition -opens Sat 9 February

Through our collection of Essex House Press books we will explore Ashbee’s favourite poetry and music, including all 14 titles of his selection of great poems and The Essex House Song Book (1903-5) which was edited by his wife Janet Read More »

Join the Friends of Court Barn

Join the Friends of Court Barn

The Friends are an important part of the Museum, find out more about their work Read More »

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Celebrating a local craftswoman Read More »


This page sets out the details of our Privacy Statement in relation to information collected about you. Read More »


Interested in the Arts and Crafts but not sure where to start...then our book A is for Ashbee is the perfect introduction Read More »

What's On

What's On

Join us in 2019 for an exciting range of exhibitions including a celebration of Ashbee's private press, Essex House and an exploration into the life of an inventor and tank designer William Simmonds Read More »

Donations Appeal

Donations Appeal

We have just submitted an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund to improve our displays and interpretation. Help us to raise the additional funds needed to make this project a success. Read More »