Be Inspired

Blackthorpe Barn is a thriving centre for art and craft enthusiasts, providing a vibrant platform for local and regional talent. The Barn hosts inspiring exhibitions, transforming its space into a dynamic gallery to showcase a diverse range of artistic expressions.

Commitment to the arts extends beyond exhibitions, encompassing hands-on workshops taught by experienced tutors as well as the renowned Arts and Crafts Fair in November and December, attracting talented makers from around the country.


Craft Workshops

Come and discover the art of a traditional craft, perhaps for pure pleasure or to satisfy your creative aspirations. Take part in our in-person workshops at Blackthorpe Barn, where learning a new craft is a perfect stress-relieving remedy.

Led by skilled and artistic professionals, each workshop offers a delightful and relaxing learning experience in our rural Suffolk setting.


Arts and Crafts Fair

For over 30 years the Arts and Crafts Fair has been held at Blackthorpe Barn

  • featuring textiles, ceramics, glassware, metalware, woodwork, beauty products, leather items, jewellery, basketry, food and much more
  • held over 5 weekends during November and December
  • showcasing some of the country’s most talented artists and craft-makers
  • makers specifically chosen to ensure quality and a wide range of crafts
  • each weekend features a new mix of creators and artists
Artworks 2023

Art Exhibitions

The exhibitions at Blackthorpe Barn showcase a range of artistic disciplines, from contemporary pieces to traditional art forms, creating an inspirational and enriching experience for visitors.

The old thatched barn provides a unique location for both established and emerging artists, fostering a vibrant artistic community. The carefully curated exhibitions not only celebrate the beauty of art but also contribute to the cultural enrichment of the community, making Blackthorpe Barn a must-visit destination for art enthusiasts.

Where to find us

Address: Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
SatNav: IP30 9HZ
What3Words: newly.sofas.debating
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Plenty of free parking on site

Disabled access available

This is a rural location and paths can be muddy

Please Note: The car parks close when Roots Café closes and the entrance gates are locked after this time


Blackthorpe Barn is situated just south of Junction 45 of the A14, three miles east of Bury St Edmunds, in the village of Rougham.
Look out for the entrance gates to a long tree-lined avenue at the White House junction, with the Barn on the right of the avenue.
Blackthorpe Barn’s black and white signs direct visitors from local roads.


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