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.


Our programme of pre-booked summer holiday activity sessions for children is in full swing. Click on the link below to find out more. Our next Family Day, this time with an elephant theme (no booking required), is September 12th. Click here for details.


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

Special Exhibitions

 August 4th - September 6th

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A unique display of work by the renowned and much respected nature artist who died in June this year. The show includes examples of his landscapes and rock pool works as well as drawings and paintings of birds for which he was revered.

August 11th - 31st


The Brunel Broderers are a group of innovative artists based in the south west of England who work in a variety of textile media and methodologies.  See materials transformed to give them new qualities. Contemporary textiles displayed both inside and outside exploring natural dyes, birds in flight, the Celtic mythology of trees, the harm plastic causes to nature, the beauty of landscapes and artful recycling. FREE LUNCHTIME TALK ABOUT THE EXHIBITS 19th AUG 12.15pm.

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Thanks to 'Rachel', a member of the Gloucestershire Society of Artists, who kindly mentioned Nature in Art on 'Eggheads' the BBC programme which aired last Tuesday. What a wonderful way to spread the word about the museum.
Thank you to all who help support us and what we do!
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Image: our sundial on a summer's day.
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It is great to be able to share the creations of those who attended our latest art activity today - Making Art with Nature! Children were inspired to use shells, sticks and feathers to create their own animal. Images: Warrior by James, aged 11, Spider by Tom, aged 5, Snail by Daisy, aged 8 and Owl by Ruth, aged 8! Well done all. Places available on next week's activities, book via: ... See MoreSee Less

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Artists in Residence This Week

HENK VAN ZANTEN - Aug 25th - 31st

Henks paints a diverse range of subjects in oils and pastel. As well as Nature in Art, he is associated with  The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum and the Heritage Gallery, Dallas, (both in the USA).  He is a member of the Society of Animal Artists in America  and  Wildlife-Art Netherlands. Henk was born in the Netherlands and for 27 years lived in South Africa. He has lived and worked in the UK since 1984.

NB: The previously advertised artist in residence for this week, Karl Taylor, cannot now be present. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.