According to their website, Nature in Art Museum is the world’s first museum and art gallery dedicated to fine, decorative and applied art inspired by nature. I had to visit this museum as I love nature in art. The museum is small, but filled with wonderful paintings, ceramics and sculptures. We weren’t allowed to take pictures inside the museum, but I took some pictures outside, in the beautiful gardens.
Nature in Art Museum is housed in Wallsworth Hall, an 18th century Georgian mansion. The architecture of the building is beautiful. From the 1740s and until 1987 when it was bought by Nature in Art Trust the building has an interesting history, you can read about it here.
The anniversary sundial, on the lawn at the entrance in the Hall. The sundial, made by Ben Jones, was installed in 2013 to mark the 25th anniversary of the museum.
The museum is very interesting. There is a weekly special exhibition: Artist in Residence. When we visited, the L3 Lichens, Landscape and Literature was on, by artist Liz Brooke Ward. She uses fabrics to make her pieces, with embroidery and patchwork. I enjoyed her pieces, it’s amazing what can be done with fabrics. This week there are two artists in residence, printmaker JUDE FREEMAN and pencil artist GARY HODGES.
The artwork is on display on two storeys. There is also a gift shop with lots of interesting things, books, jewellery and prints. The coffee shop is near the conservatory and the garden. There are lots of sculptures in the garden and it’s lovely to walk around and discover them between beautiful flowers, trees and shrubs.
I like this mask of the Green Man, I’ve read about it last year in a book about pubs.
The Nature in Art Museum is in Gloucester, GL2 9PA. The entry fee is £5.25 per person. There is plenty of free parking on site.
Have you been to Nature in Art Museum?