Nature In Art

Places to Visit


  • All the family
  • School age
  • Adults






Nature in Art opened its doors to the public in May 1988 as the world’s first museum and art gallery dedicated exclusively to fine, decorative and applied art inspired by nature. The growing collection spanning 1500 years from over 60 countries and cultures by over 600 artists and makers is housed in a fine Georgian mansion dating from the mid-1700s situated just outside Gloucester. The collection reflects the exciting diversity of work produced by artists inspired by nature through the centuries.

With regularly changing displays of the permanent collection and a vibrant programme of temporary exhibitions and artist residencies, Nature in Art is international in scope, appeal and stature. The museum has twice been specially commended in the National Heritage Museum of the Year Awards and is a must for anyone interested in world-class art, nature and heritage.

With a dedicated arts education department and a purpose built education centre, Nature in Art provides year round activities and events including, children’s activity days, family fun days, adult art courses, evening talks and demonstrations.

Museum Prices

Adults £7.00

Concessions* £6.50 (over 60s and under 16s)

Under 8s FREE

Family £20.00 (2 adults and 2 children)

For group bookings please call: 01452 731422.

To book a place on an art course or children’s activity day please see our website here

Hayward Coffee Shop

Our Hayward coffee shop is a welcoming place for a cup of tea or coffee and a generous slice of delicious home made cake to tempt the taste buds. It was again awarded 5 stars when last inspected by the local authority (Oct 2020).  If you feel hungry we serve light lunches between 12pm and 2pm which range from soups and home made quiche to jacket potatoes and baguettes, all served to the highest standard with friendly waitress service.

Open all day it is the perfect place to relax with views over the sculpture Garden and tranquil surrounding countryside. And with easy disabled access into the garden from the coffee shop, you will be able to explore the sculptures after lunch.

You can visit the coffee shop without paying to look around the museum galleries.
Also if the weather is warm why not picnic in the sculpture gardens!?
Please use the dedicated entrance to the Coffee Shop.

Open hours

Tuesday10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday10:00 - 17:00
Thursday10:00 - 17:00
Friday10:00 - 17:00
Saturday10:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 17:00