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Friends of Court Barn

The Friends aim to provide promotional and financial support to ensure the continued success of the museum, by generating enthusiasm and awareness throughout the north Cotswolds and the wider world.



  • Free admission to the Museum
  • Previews of special exhibitions
  • Priority booking via email
  • Friends events
  • Newsletters

Joint membership costs just £20 per year and single membership £15 per year.

To download a printable application form in pdf format click here, or in Word Document format click here.


If you have any queries about Friends of Court Barn Museum please contact us by post at:

Friends of Court Barn Museum
Court Barn
Church Street
Chipping Campden
GL55 6JE

or by email to friends@courtbarn.org.uk

The ‘Friends of Court Barn Museum’ supports The Guild of Handicraft Trust, Registered Charity No. 1007696.




Saturday 30 March           

Spring Delights. A selling exhibition at Court Barn Museum. 10% discount for Friends on first day.


Saturday 18 May                

Charles Ashbee’s Birthday.

Social/fundraising activity to celebrate his birthday with a walk/visit to Saintbury Church, following the footsteps of C R Ashbee’s regular walk from Chipping Campden to Saintbury. Meeting outside Court Barn Museum at 10.00am. £5 to include refreshments.


Thursday 13 June

Visit to Kelmscott Manor. 

Afternoon visit on a non-public day to William Morris and Dante Gabriel Rossetti's Thames-side country retreat. Guided tour followed by a cream tea and ample time to explore the grounds, shop, village and riverside paths. Own transport.


Saturday 13 July

Visit to Birmingham.

Private tour of 21 Yateley Road, Edgbaston, a Grade I listed Arts & Crafts house designed and built in1899 by H T Buckland, prominant Birmingham architect, followed by a visit to nearby Winterbourne House & Garden, built in 1904 for the Nettlefold family and now the University of Birmingham Botanic Garden. Sandwich buffet lunch and time to explore the house and garden. Own transport, numbers limited.


Monday 14 October

A talk by Barbara Alderton on the life of May Morris. 

To be held in the Court Room of the Old Police Station at 7.30pm. £5 for Friends, Guests £7, payable at the event.


Friday 6 December           

Christmas in the Museum.

A chance to meet up with Friends and browse the Christmas Delights Exhibition. 10% discount on the night Refreshments will be served                  




Talk to be arranged.


There are also some interesting talks at the Winchcombe Archive Collection

All booking forms for visits will be sent by email or post nearer the event