6 Great Museums In The Cotswolds

A Dose of Culture from Your Cotswold’s Holiday Cottage, visit one of these 6 Great Museums in The Cotswold’s

6 Great Museums In The Cotswolds


6 Great Museums in the Cotswold’s

So, you’ve arrived in the Cotswolds, you’re on your holiday-Yes!! You’ve got your character cottage, the authentic beams and slightly weaving staircase have you hooked; the surrounding countryside is breathtaking, the English garden is charming and there’s something else very English going on here-a slightly grey day interspersed with showers. Hmmm….perfect day to take in the culture with these 6 Great Museums In The Cotswolds. There’s lots to love and enjoy here so we’ve highlighted the main points for each Museum so you can pick and choose at a glance.


The Cotwold Motoring Museum-Bourton on The Water

  • Home to TV’s Brum!
  • Vintage and classic cars & Motorcycles
  • Toy Collection & memorabilia
  • Exhibitions & Gallery
  • Learning Zone
  • Gift shop
  • For real car enthusiasts you can also hire a 1970 MGB Mk2!

No cafe but Bourton itself has plenty of cafes, or bring a picnic and sit along the grassy area next the the pretty River Windrush that runs through the village! A great day out for all with or without the family.


The Ashmolean Museum Broadway

  • Fine and decorative art from the 17th to the 21st centuries
  • Displays on loan from the Ashmolean Museum.
  • Paintings and furniture, given by Elias Ashmole to the University of Oxford in 1683.
  • Ever-changing galleries of local artists work

No cafe, but Broadway has plenty within walking distance, this museum is not for kids or families, the more discerning visitor who would like a glimpse into the past will be very at home here. You could easily mosey around for a full day here, but half a day would be more realistic.


Court Barn Chipping Campden-A Museum of Craft & Design

Silver winner of the Cotswold Tourism Awards Small Visitor Attraction of the Year 2014!

  • Celebrates talented local designers & craftspeople from the beginning of 20th Century
  • Exhibitions changing, visit several times and still see more!
  • True local heritage
  • Museum shop, gifts & books inspired by its collection
  • Family-‘Sit, think, write, create area’ & activity sheets to get everyone involved!

No cafe, but there’s plenty on offer at Chipping Campden! Enthuse & entertain the whole family, enough for a full day out


Chipping Norton History Society & Museum

  • Chipping Nortons own local history
  • Costumes
  • Work & Life
  • Collections of books & memorabilia
  • See the history that shaped the Chipping Norton of today

No cafe, but Chipping Norton is pretty and full of places to visit to eat and drink. I would think you can entertain the family for a couple of hours here, but use the rest of the day to see Chipping Norton or one of the villages within a few minutes’ drive; Charlbury, Witney, Burford, Stourton, Hook Norton to name a few!


Wellington Aviation Museum-Moreton in Marsh

  • Aviation memorabilia
  • Moreton in Marsh-its own history of involvement in the World Wars
  • Rare pieces
  • Real sectioned Hercules
  • Unframed aircraft prints

No cafe, open 1 day per week as it’s a private collection, pass an hour or so, longer if you are an enthusiast!


Cotswolds Cricket Museum-Stow on the Wold

Well, any excuse to go to the delightful Stow on the Wold, but if you’re a cricket enthusiast there’s even more reason!

  • Treasure trove of artifacts from around the world
  • Photography
  • Clothing
  • Cricket through the ages
  • Jazz & Buffet evening last Thursday of every month

Gorgeous tea & coffee lounge serving homemade cakes & great food. Free WiFi. You can easily spend most of the day here as a sports fan, enjoy lunch then go on to see more of the gorgeous shops, pubs, antiques and history of Stow on the Wold!


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