Whether the term Arts & Crafts suggests the 19th century art movement or the 21st century galleries and shops, the Heart of England has plenty to offer. Visit Kelmscott Manor near Lechlade, William Morris’s loveliest haunt of ancient peace. Admire the internationally renowned collection of Arts & Craft Movement furniture at Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum. Stroll through delightful Chipping Campden where C.R. Ashbee established the Guild of Handicrafts and enjoy the intimate space of the newly opened Court Barn with the history of the Arts & Crafts Movement in the north Cotswold area. Explore the design collection of Gordon Russell, housed in his original workshop at Broadway, home today to many antique shops and art galleries.
Modern designers and craftsmen are well represented across the region too. From the vibrant regeneration of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter to the monthly Craftsman’s Market at Cirencester there is an historic and contemporary arts scene to excite the visitor.