Nature in Art Gallery and Museum

Welcome to Nature in Art, the world’s first museum and art gallery dedicated to fine, decorative and applied art inspired by nature.

Our unrivalled collection is housed in a fine Georgian mansion, featured in Simon Jenkins’s book ‘England’s 1000 Best Houses’, just outside the famous cathedral city of Gloucester.

This website gives you a glimpse of Nature in Art, its collections and exhibitions, and the extensive programme of events and activities that take place throughout the year.






Opening Times: Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 5pm
plus Good Friday and Bank Holiday Mondays
Closed Dec 24-26

Special Exhibitions

September 15th - November 15th NOW EXTENDED TO Nov 29th!

89468 SML  Bird's Eye View SML

Photos by Oscar Dewhurst and Brydon Thomason


Fresh from its launch in London on September 14th, come and see the winning and highly commended photographs from this highly acclaimed competition. Extraordinary pictures of our rarest fauna and flora and the wildlife on our doorstep.

November 24th - January 3rd 2016


A unique exhibition of work, both contemporary and from years gone by, displaying wonderful artistry and craftsmanship. A fascinating mix of techniques including marquetry, intarsia, pietra dure, plique à jour, paper cuts, cloisonné, mosaic and more.

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We shall be saying a fond farewell to the British Wildlife Photography Awards this weekend. It is the last chance to catch this impressive and memorable display of native wildlife captured on film! We are open until 5pm on Sunday!
Image: The Way of the Dead – David Clapp
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We are hosting a Festive Family Fun Day, featuring the Cheltenham Science Group, creating some festive optical illusions. Plus, hot chocolates, decorating snowmen and the change to create a Christmas Wreath, as a family, in time for the big day! Sat 19th Dec, activities 11am-3pm. ... See MoreSee Less

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Mind the Gap - a display of intricate inlay work opens today at the museum, featuring enamel work by Memory Stather, intarsia inlay by Alardus van den Bosch and many highlights from the museum's permanent collection, rarely on show to the public. Catch the exhibition until Sunday 3rd January.
Images: Memory's dragonfly hairclip, Alardus' Eagle Panel and the museum's Chinese paper cut roundel
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Artist in Residence This Week

Our artist in residence programme ended on November 15th. During the 2015 over 60 artists and craftspeople have demonstrated their skills, most for a period of one week.

The 2016 programme starts on January 12th.