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

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.

October 7th (Wednesday) - October 22nd


Cotswold Branch of the Embroiderers' Guild - Golden Anniversary Celebration. Textile art inspired by nature, with works of differing sizes, design and techniques incorporating stitch, fabric manipulation and mixed media.

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Great first few days of the Embroiderers' Guild textile exhibition! The show has already experienced a large number of visitors, who have been admiring some quirky works, alongside some awe-inspiring pieces. A number of pieces are so sale and appear to be moving quickly, so pop down whilst you can… ... See MoreSee Less

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Today is the opening of a wonderful textile exhibition, celebrating the golden anniversary of the Cotswold Branch of the Embroiderers' Guild. It is packed full of colourful work celebrating the variety of flora in the natural world. Here are a few sneak peaks of the exhibition. The display is FREE to visit, so why not pop in?
Images: Sue Davies, detail of Forest Undergrowth and Jan Stevens, A Memory of Spring.
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This week ceramic artist Linda Heaton-Harris returns to the museum, with her superb animal sculptures. A particular favourite for visitors is the Eagle's head. Don't miss the chance to see Linda working on her latest piece, which involves a gathering of hippos! She is here until Sunday. ... See MoreSee Less

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Artist in Residence This Week

October 5th - 11th: LINDA HEATON-HARRIS

Linda Heaton-Harris is a renowned sculptor of ceramic animals and birds. For the majority of her life she has lived in the countryside  enhancing her lifelong love of the natural world and animals in general. Her work falls into two main categories: hand built, individual pieces demonstrating a more simplified approach, and extremely detailed individual bird sculptures, life size and miniatures. With both styles she endeavors to capture the essence of the animal or bird.