Nature in Art

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The museum and art gallery dedicated to art inspired by nature from around the world. The collection spans 1500 years, from 60 countries by 600 artists and craftspeople. From traditional painting to contemporary sculpture and abstracts, ethnic art and oriental treasures, there's something for everyone all housed in a fine Georgian mansion dating from around 1750. There's a coffee shop, gift shop and sculpture garden with a children's play area, free parking and disabled access.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

All Year Round
Tues-Sun 1000-1700 & Bank Holidays

Closed: Mon (excluding bank holidays)
Dec 24,25,26

Admission charges

Adult: £5.25
Children 8-16: £4.75
OAP: £4.75
Family (2 adults & 2 children): £15.00
Friends: Free
Children under 8: Free


  • Museums Association

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
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Art Courses (Absolute Beginners to Advanced)

  • 18 February — 10 December 2017 *on now

Whether you are a beginner or a more experienced art enthusiast, we have over 30 art courses for you to choose from.....

18th & 19th Feb - An Exploration of Mono-type & Mono-print with Nik Pollard
25th & 26th Feb - Landscapes in Glass with Amanda Lawrence
11th March - Japanese Brushwork with Takumasa Ono
18th & 19th March - Decorative Mosaics with Joanna Dewfall
20th March - Needlefelt Garden Birds with Sophie Buckley
25th March - Ipad Art using Procreate with Ian Coleman
1st April - Willow Garden Structures with Helen Lomberg
5th & 6th April - Abstract & Expressionist with Jonathan Newey
8th & 9th April - Rendering Detail and Texture in Pastel with Andrew Forkner
25th April - Barn Owl Portrait in Coloured Pencil with Karen Coulson
26th April - Red Admiral Butterfly in Coloured Pencil with Karen Coulson
29th & 30th April - Tremendous Trees with Jackie Garner
6th & 7th May - Exploring Lightroom with Trevor Hamlett
20th May - Origami: The Japanese Art of Paperfolding
10th - 12th June - Painting a Flower Meadow with Ros Wise
17th & 18th June - Dragonflies and Damselflies in Watercolour with Cath Hodson
24th & 25th June - Graphite Pencil Drawing, Iguana with Jamie Boots
8th July - Ceramic Clay Tiles with Claire Billingsley
9th July - Ceramic Stoppered Bottles with Claire Billingsley
15th & 16th July - Botanical Painting in Watercolour or Gouache with Simon Williams
22nd & 23rd July - Scratching out the Details, Scraperboards with Jackie Cox
12th & 13th Aug - Pushing the Boundaries, Improving Composition with Ann Swan
19th & 20th Aug - Creating Atmospheric Backgrounds in Watercolour with Val Briggs
25th Aug - Gilding for Letter Artists and Painters with Josie Brown
26th & 27th Aug - Creating Coral Reef in Ceramic with Jill Moger
2nd & 3rd Sept - Exploring Sandpaper Aquatint Printmaking with Holly Brooks
8th Sept - Needlefelt Hedgehog with Sophie Buckley
16th & 17th Sept - Awesome Acrylics with Jackie Garner
30th Sept & 1st Oct - Applique Textile Landscape Mountain Scene with Kathleen Matthews-Saunders
14th & 15th Oct - Studying & Painting Butterfly and Moth Metamorphosis with Cath Hodson
21st & 22nd Oct - Fox Portrait using Coloured Pencils with Karen Coulson
4th Nov - Collagraphs: The Mystery Unwrapped with Tor Hildyard
10th Nov - Glass Fusing with Sharon Foley
12th Nov - Modern Lettering with Josie Brown
18th Nov - Willow Christmas Decorations with Helen Lomberg
25th & 26th Nov - African Wildlife in Coloured Pencil with Jonathan Newey
2nd & 3rd Dec - Graphite Pencil Drawing, Big Horn Sheep with Jamie Boots
9th & 10th Dec - Sketching Birds using Pencils and Watercolours with Trevor Smith

(please note that more art courses maybe added throughout the year)

For full course details, availability and a booking form please visit our website:

Suitable for

  • 18+


1 day course: £55 non members, £42 members of Nature in Art
2 day course: £110 non members, £84 members of Nature in Art

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

School Workshops

School visits available with a range of workshops to choose from. Schools take part in three activities - a museum visit plus two practical activities. With activities ranging from painting to batik and pond dipping to net sweeping there are plenty of activities to suit your chosen topic. (Maximum size 90 children, usual day 10.00 - 2.30, £4 per child adults free)

Nature in Art
Wallsworth Hall
A38, Tewkesbury Road
Twigworth, near Gloucester

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General Enquiries

Education Dept

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Main Line

01452 731422

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