Court Barn Museum

In 2017 Design Storey were approached by the Guild of Handicraft, to explore designs for a 10 year refresh of the prestigious Court Barn Museum in Chipping Campden. The museum, which celebrates the story of the arts & crafts movement in the Cotswolds region, was described as ‘…surely the most delightful small museum in England’ by Clive Aslet in Country Life.

Our proposals for the ‘refresh’ seek to significantly improve the visitor experience by developing Court Barn’s interpretation and displays to meet the needs of current and future audiences. The main exhibition area and shop will be enhanced, significant recent acquisitions will be able to be displayed for the first time and local makers will have a greater presence. A new 360 degree glazed cabinet, featuring a selection of objects, has already been installed in phase I of the project.

In addition, workshops and demonstrations by local designer/makers will explore the fascinating process of making. Design Storey have co-ordinated the design work and assisted with the funding application to the Heritage Lottery Fund. We are looking forward to this project been made a reality in 2020.


Proposed Ground Floor Plan