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

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Stag in a forest

2015 British Wildlife Photography Awards

  • 15 September — 29 November 2015 *on now

All the winning images from this renowned competition focusing on British fauna and flora. Extraordinary pictures of our rarest animals and the wildlife on our doorstep.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly


£5.25 for adults, £4.75 for concessions (over 60s, under 16s), children under 8 free

inlay brooch

Mind the Gap

  • 24 November 2015 — 3 January 2016 *on now

A unique exhibition of inlay work, both contemporary and from years gone by, displaying wonderful artistry and craftsmanship. A fascinating mix of media and styles including wood, metal, ceramics, enamel, stone and glass


£5.25 for adults, £4.75 concessions (over 60s, under 16s), children under 8 free

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.
woman smiling whilst block printing

Dare to Dabble

  • 14 January — 15 December 2015 *on now

Ever fancied yourself as a starving artist? Well here’s your chance to Dare to Dabble!
Designed completely around the absolute beginner, or those who just fancy a dabble, these sessions provide an opportunity to try out new art techniques and mediums.
Inspiration, materials, guidance and fun are all provided, and as all tasks should, we’ll begin with a brew! And all for only £10!

Wednesday 14th January: 10.30-1.00pm - Fun with Felting
Wednesday 14th January: 2.00-4.30pm - Fun with Felting
Tuesday 27th January: 10.30-1.00pm - Province Town Printing
Thursday 12th February: 10.30-1.00pm - Acrylics, inspired by Mondrian
Wednesday 25th February: 10.30-1.00pm - Turn a photo into Fabric Art
Wednesday 25th February: 2.00pm-4.30pm - Copper Embossing
Tuesday 10th March: 10.30-1.00pm - Inspired by Fauves in Oil Pastels
Tuesday 10th March: 2.00-4.30pm - Inspired by Fauves in Oil Pastels
Friday 17th April: 10.30-1.00pm - Batik
Friday 17th April: 2.00-4.30pm - Batik
Wednesday 13th May: 10.30-1.00pm - Impressions in Clay
Wednesday 13th May: 2.00-4.30pm - Impressions in Clay
Thursday 18th June: 10.30-1.00pm - Getting Started with Graphite Pencils
Thursday 18th June: 2.00-4.30pm - Getting Started with Graphite Pencils
Friday 17th July: 10.30-1.00pm - Watercolour in the Garden
Friday 17th July: 2.00-4.30pm - Watercolour in the Garden
Tuesday 22nd September: 10.30-1.00pm - Pointillism
Tuesday 22nd September: 2.00-4.30pm - Pointillism
Wednesday 14th October: 10.30-1.00pm - Quills and Coils
Wednesday 14th October: 2.00-4.30pm - Quills and Coils
Thursday 12th November: 10.30-1.00pm - Mosaic inspired by ‘The Kiss’
Thursday 12th November: 2.00-4.30pm - Mosaic inspired by ‘The Kiss’
Tuesday 15th December: 10.30-1.00pm - Silk Painting
Tuesday 15th December: 2.00-4.30pm - Silk Painting
(please note that more workshops maybe added throughout the year)

For more information and to book a place please visit our website and follow the Dare to Dabble! link.

Suitable for

  • 18+


£10 includes free entry to the museum

Child painting

Christmas Art Activities for Children 3+

  • 22 — 31 December 2015

Nature in Art is the world's first museum and art gallery dedicated to art inspired by nature. We run creative art activities for children of all ages during the school holiday periods.

This Christmas choose from the following activities;
22nd Dec – Stained glass Effect Christmas Garland
23rd Dec – Mini Christmas Stocking
29th Dec – Silk Painting
30th Dec – Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
31st Dec – Spiders and Flies

On each day, three sessions are run, the activities are based on the themes above but for different age groups.

10.30am - 12pm: 3-7 years
1pm - 2.30pm: 3+
3pm - 4.30pm: 8-18 years

An activity costs £6 per child and this includes taking part in the activity and free entry for the child as well as one adult to the museum and art gallery.

For full descriptions and information on how to book please visit Nature in Art's education website: Click on the 'Activity Days' link and you will find a colour brochure and a link to book.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 5-6
  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 16-17


£6 per child, includes free entry for one accompanying adult

People working at silk painting workshop

Art Courses (Absolute Beginners to Advanced)

  • 30 January — 11 December 2016

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

30th & 31st January Graphite Pencil Drawing, with Jamie Boots
6th & 7th February Otter using Coloured Pencil, with Karen Coulson
13th & 14th February Watercolour Landscapes, with Jonathan Newey
20th February Willow Garden Sculptures, with Helen Lomberg
27th & 28th February Drawing for the Terrified, with Richard Box
5th March An Introduction into Monotype/monoprint, with Nik Pollard
19th & 20th March Encaustic Wax Art, with Elaine Jones
11th April Painting with Natural Inks, with Claudia Hahn
16th & 17th April Painting with Terence Lambert
23rd & 24th April Painting Wildlife in Acrylics, with Kim Thompson
30th April Decorative Mosaics, with Joanna Dewfall
14th & 15th May An Exploration of Monotype/Monoprint, with Nik Pollard
21st & 22nd May Butterflies & moths using watercolours & pencils, with Cath Hodsman
11th & 12th June Detail in Watercolour, with Jackie Garner
18th & 19th June Art Gecko, with Jill Moger
2nd & 3rd July Painting for the Petrified, with Richard Box
9th July Mosaic Garden Birds, Yvette Green
16th & 17th July Demystifying the Digital Camera, with Mike Amphlett
30th & 31st July Complex Colour Layering, with Ann Swan
13th & 14th August A Landscape in Textiles, with Liz Robertson
20th & 21st August Pastel Landscapes, with Jackie Cox
27th & 28th August Sketching Birds using Pencils & Watercolours, with Trevor Smith
3rd & 4th September Graphite Pencil Drawing, with Jamie Boots
10th September Needlefelt a Hare, with Furzie (Michelle Hickman)
16th September Glass Fusing, with Sharon Foley
8th & 9th October Wire Sculpture, with Celia Smith
10th & 11th October Charcoal & Charcoal Pencil Drawing, with Stephen Walton
15th October IPad Art using Procreate, with Ian Coleman
22nd & 23rd October Botanical Painting in Watercolour or Gouache, with Simon Williams
5th & 6th November Exploring Acrylic Inks, with Jackie Garner
12th November Collagraphs: the mystery unwrapped, with Tor Hildyard
19th & 20th November Beautiful Birds in Coloured Pencil, with Jonathan Newey
26th & 27th November Woodcarving, with Robert Cox
3rd December Book binding, with Josie Brown
4th December Calligraphy, with Josie Brown
10th & 11th December Landscapes in Glass, Amanda Lawrence

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

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

Suitable for

  • 18+


1 day course: £50 non members, £40 members of Nature in Art
2 day course: £100 non members, £80 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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