Wallsworth Hall, A38, Twigworth, Gloucester GL2 9PA

The Nature in Art museum in Gloucester showcases an unrivalled collection of art and exhibits, being the first museum in the world to dedicate itself to fine, decorative and applied art. The museum sits within a large Georgian mansion, voted one of ‘England’s 100 Best Houses’.

Wallsworth Hall itself has an interesting history, and has seen many changes over the years. Nature in Art Trust bought Wallsworth Hall in May 1987, to protect and utilise this Grade 2 listed building and spent 12 months completing renovations and repairing issues such as dry rot and removing bats from the roof.

The museum is just outside of the city of Gloucester, making it ideal for those visiting the city. There are resident artists, and also different exhibitions all year round, so check to see what is on to make sure you don’t miss out on something special.

Over the year there are around 60 resident artists invited to demonstrate their skills over the course of around a week. These artists range from oil painters, watercolourists, sculptors, silk screen printers, ceramicists and glass engravers.

There is a lot of variety in the artists work and techniques, and there is always something for everyone. You can purchase original artwork from the artists at the museum along with reproductions and also lots of other merchandise.

The museum hosts art classes and other activities for adults and children to help you develop your skills, or try your hand at something new.

When visiting the Nature in Art museum, you can enjoy refreshments at the coffee shop which serves tea, coffee, light lunches and snacks overlooking the sculpture garden. You can also stop off at the gift shop, which offers greeting cards, art materials, books, jewellery, gifts and fine art prints.