Nature in Art
Nature in Art
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Nature in Art, the world's first museum and art gallery dedicated to fine, decorative and applied art inspired by nature. The displays embrace 2D and 3D work in all mediums and styles from across the world, spanning 1500 years. Each year there is a vibrant temporary exhibitions programme, which includes photography, textiles and much more. There is also the chance to meet an artist at work in the artists' studio (February to November). Visitors can watch a variety of artists create their next masterpiece, take away some helpful hints and tips or even purchase an original artwork.
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  • Andy Smart
    63 contributions
    A varied collection
    Despite living fairly close to Nature in Art for many years this was our first visit and we were both impressed. Essentially, it’s an art gallery, housed in an historic building, devoted entirely to wildlife and environmental art, and it showcases just how wide and varied those subjects can be. When we visited the special exhibition was ‘Water Universe’ (on till the 20th November) showcasing art based on water droplets by Julie Askew. We were very fortunate that our visit co-incided with the last weekend of her time as artist and residence so we were able to talk to her about her work and the exhibition. The main collection across two floors and the garden, which is full of the most wonderful sculptures, mainly made from scrap metal, is diverse in both subject and media: paintings, prints and sculpture. Whatever your taste in art you’re pretty much certain to find some pieces you enjoy very much.
    Written November 13, 2022
  • Mike D
    Birmingham, United Kingdom18 contributions
    Interesting place
    Great place to visit if you appreciate the arts. A good range of art work displayed, mainly paintings, sculpture and pottery. Very nice sculpture garden to walk through displaying a range of works formed to represent animals , birds and insects with most of them being fashioned from old vehicle parts! A good coffee shop with food and drink at reasonable prices. It was great that they had an artist in residence displaying and selling their wares in a detached studio. It would have been nice to see some textile art / quilting on display to balance up the dominance of the paintings. The gallery dedicated to Peter Scott was very interesting and informative and the small shop had a good range of books and prints for sale as well as some artist supplies. Very helpful and friendly staff helped to make it a very pleasant couple of hours.
    Written September 9, 2022
  • aberdeenjohn
    Tring, United Kingdom514 contributions
    Amazing
    A very relaxing and informative visit. Some real treasures in sculptures and pictures - and an artist in residence you could talk to and watch! The garden was full of sculptures and the house had a wide variety of art objects and paintings - all about nature. Lovely café with snack lunch items. All this made for such a nice day - we will be back
    Written September 26, 2022
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Jan T
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom111 contributions
Sep 2020
We booked online to go the following day, but found it a little difficult to understand what we were actually booking. You can only eat in the tea room if you have a house visit booked so have to do that at an arranged time. You can also book for the garden but somehow our house and garden bookings were for the same time when we got there which is not possible to do. They had only re-opened 3 days previously and were very much finding their way as they can only allow a very limited number of visitors in at any one time which is why you have an allocated time slot.

Having said that the house and displays are well worth a visit and the staff were trying their best to be helpful in quite difficult circumstances. As it was a lovely day we ate our freshly prepared sandwiches in the garden. We did see some of the garden statues and installations but did not do the whole garden visit because by then we were outside of our time slot.

Written September 20, 2020
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Hi Jan, Thank you for your visit and taking the time to write a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit. It is unfortunate you found the booking system confusing, we have tried to make it as simple as possible. Our booking page is: https://nature-in-art.arttickets.org.uk/ Due to Covid-19 restrictions we have separated bookings and entry for the museum and the coffee shop. You do not need to have booked a ticket for the museum to use the coffee shop, bookings for the coffee shop are stand alone and free of charge. Entry to the museum is through the usual main front door and entry to the coffee shop is via the side door which is accessible through the garden gate adjacent to the carpark. We have limited capacity for both the museum and coffee shop therefore if you would like to guarantee entry at a specific time we strongly advise booking in advance, however if we have space we will happily welcome walk-ins. We will be hosting the British Wildlife Photography Awards exhibition from Friday 13th November 2020 - 10th January 2021.
Written October 22, 2020
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Vegan_wanderers22
London, UK82 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
A lovely place that needs more visitors. We went on a Wednesday afternoon and we’re pretty much the only people there. In a way this enhanced the experience as we could quietly wander round and appreciate the art, but this place deserves to be seen by more people.

There are 4 main galleries plus two outside spaces and a sculpture garden. I’d suggest about 2-2.5 hours to visit if you want to use the cafe or maybe more with a full lunch.

The most surprising part of our visit was when we arrived at the cafe to find they not only had plant milks, a vegan cake, slice and tart, but served it with alpro custard! A lovely end to a lovely visit.
Written November 18, 2021
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Slw340
Birmingham, UK14 contributions
Sep 2020 • Friends
First visit back since lockdown as they opened at the beginning of September with a reduced schedule. Great COVID safety measures have been put in place and include temperature checks on arrival, hand sanitiser stations, one way systems around the museum collection and careful control of the stairs with a lighting system.
Unfortunately the cafe was not open at this time which was a shame as we like to support this delightful place whenever we can.
Can safely say that membership has definitely been renewed for this year!
Thanks for all your great work - I loved seeing some of the works of art from the ‘Hit list’ exhibition which was cancelled due to lockdown.
Written September 22, 2020
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Thank you for your visit and taking the time to write a review. Due to Covid-19 restrictions we have separated bookings and entry for the museum and the coffee shop. Currently the coffee shop is not accessible from inside the museum but has been open since we re-opened on 3rd September and operates the same hours as the museum. Entry to the museum is through the usual main front door and entry to the coffee shop is via the side door which is accessible through the garden gate adjacent to the carpark. You do not need to have booked a ticket for the museum to use the coffee shop, bookings for the coffee shop are stand alone and free of charge. We have limited capacity for both the museum and coffee shop therefore if you would like to guarantee entry at a specific time we strongly advise booking in advance, however if we have space we will happily welcome walk-ins. Our booking page is: https://nature-in-art.arttickets.org.uk/ We will be hosting the British Wildlife Photography Awards exhibition from Friday 13th November 2020 - 10th January 2021. We hope to see you then!
Written October 22, 2020
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Marcus G
Stroud, UK315 contributions
Apr 2021
There is an excellent and extensive art collection with many absolutely key wildlife artists represented. Welcomers are kind and friendly with plenty for kids. Worth checking the website as there is an extensive range of activities going on through the year.
Written December 4, 2021
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SLW695
9 contributions
May 2021 • Family
We came up to see the new exhibition ‘Take-Off’ which didn’t fail to impress. It was a really well thought out exhibition which showcases some stunning artwork from some very talented artists. You can see that a lot of work went into designing and setting up this exhibit. I look forward to seeing what is in store for the future.
Written June 22, 2021
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Paul W
2 contributions
May 2021 • Family
As a Father’s Day treat daughter Sarah drove us to see the latest exhibition here titled’Take Off’. A large exhibition of bird art that took up 3 rooms with some stunning artwork. Artists included Ray Ching, Lars Jonsson, Eric Ennion, Joseph Wolf, David Henry, Charles Tunnicliffe, Chris Rose, Darren Rees the current winner of the David Shepherd conservation art award. Many other works included. The works chosen and the layout of this exhibition to be applauded, great effort in the magnificent Georgian mansion Wallsworth Hall.
Written June 22, 2021
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lyninchelt
Cheltenham, UK101 contributions
Feb 2020
Have been going to NIA for many years, such a superb place there is always something new to see. They have the Wildlife Photographer of the Year on at present. Feb. 4th -29th March. The artist in residence this week is David Skidmore, do go and have a chat with him, he is so knowledgeable such a lovely person. If you love nature you will just love NIA, so much to see. Stop and have a lunch or snack at their cafe - check out their cakes. Again lovely people serving behind the counter. Look on the NIA website so that you do not miss anything that might be of interest to you. They have different type of classes that you can belong to and in the school holidays there are activites for children - you do have to book well in advance. Have fun.
Written February 27, 2020
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Robin C
12 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Being a friend of nature in art i tend to visit quite often and always find something new to see. The wildlife photographic exhibitions are always good
There is a nice cafe and 1 or 2 visiting artists to see and talk too. There is often a guest speaker as well, these usually have a buffet. Really good. For me personally it is only a few miles away.
Well worth a visit, whatever's the month
Written March 6, 2020
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FredBreviewer
57 contributions
Feb 2020
We visited again this year to see the Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Lovely exhibition with some simply stunning photos set in an amazing building. There is some history of the building and other exhibitions, including outside art and art schools that can be visited. Although we visited for an specific exhibition, Nature in Art is well worth a general visit. Hope you enjoy.
Written February 12, 2020
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lauren d
Tewkesbury, UK100 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
Beautiful house and grounds , some fantastic art work sadly not enough of it . I was expecting a lot more to see but only about 4 rooms so felf a little let down . Staff were all amazing friendly and helpful , I think I would come back again and I would recommend this place .
Written July 31, 2021
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