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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)

 

An exhibition looking at a private printing press

An exhibition looking at a private printing press

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 AGM will be held on Tuesday, 19th March 2019 at Court Barn when the 2019/20 programme will be announced Read More »

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Celebrating a local craftswoman Read More »


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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 »

Refresh Project

Refresh Project

Fantastic news.....we have been awarded £65,0000 by 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 »