Sculpture parks in the UK

Pete has many sculptures included in sculpture trails and parks across the UK:

Abstract sculpture by Pete Moorhouse
Broomhill Sculpture Park Protection by Pete Moorhouse

Asthall Manor

Category: Recurrent Exhibition

Description: Biennial 4-week sculpture exhibition; approx 15 artists working in stone

 Established: 2002

Target audience: General public, schools and art lovers

Educational provision: Artist talks, tours for school groups

Address: Burford, Oxfordshire OX18 4HW

Atkinson Gallery Sculpture Park 

Category: Permanent Collection 

Description: Open air collection featuring items from the annual sculpture competition, plus loans and purchases. Includes works by Caro, Chadwick, Randall-Page, Ryder, etc

Established: 1992

Target audience: Schools, colleges, general public

Educational provision: Tour map available from Atkinson Gallery reception

Address: Millfield School, Butleigh Lane, Street, Somerset, BA16 0YD

Bamford Touchstones Sculpture Trail

Category: Heritage/Tourism

Description: Five resin sculptures around a 5 mile trail which interpret the heritage and former industry of the area.

Established: 2002

Target audience: Local community, general public, tourists

Educational provision: Illustrated guides (also available online)

Address: Bamford, Hope Valley, Derbyshire

WebsiteTouchstone Trail

Barbara Hepworth Museum 

Category: Permanent Collection

Description: 46 works by Dame Barbara Hepworth

Established: Museum 1980, Trail 1993

Target audience: General public, local schools, student groups etc

Educational provision: Sculpture trail booklet, Teachers’ Resource Pack

Address: Barnoon Hill, St Ives, Cornwall TR26

WebsiteBarbara Hepworth Museum

Bergh Apton Sculpture Trail

Category: Recurrent Exhibition

Description: 3-week annual outdoor exhibition, to bring art to a small rural community; c.200 works by contemporary artists

Established: 1997

Target audience: Local community. Those interested in art and gardening in East Anglia. Art buyers

Educational provision: Trails for school groups. Practical workshop for local primary schools

Address: Bergh Apton, nr Norwich, Norfolk

Guardian Review Bergh Apton

Birmingham University Sculpture Trail

Category: Permanent Collection

Description: Nine works from various epochs.

Target audience: Staff, students, visitors

Address: Edgbaston Campus, University of Birmingham, Bristol Road, Birmingham, B15 2TT

WebsiteBirmingham University Sculpture Trail

Bradford Sculpture Trail

Category: Heritage/Tourism

Description: Thirty-five sites with historic buildings and memorial sculptures + some modern works (Ian Randall, Charles Quick, Tim Head etc) 

Target audience: General public

Educational provision: Illustrated guide from Bradford City Centre Management, also available on-line, Heritage Trail, Peace Trail, Cinema Trail (due for reprint)

Address: Bradford City Centre, Yorkshire (Bradford City Centre Management, Olicana House, Little Germany, Bradford BD1 5RE

Bristol Sculpture

Category: Heritage/Tourism

Description: About 30 works: 19th century memorial pieces, 20th century tributes to famous men, various other modern works. (Peter Randall-Page, Paul Mount, Naomi Blake etc)

Target audience: General public, tourists

Educational provision: On-line list, map and illustrated catalogue

Address: City of Bristol

PdfWalking Bristol Sculpture Trail

Broomhill Sculpture Garden 

Category: Commercial Gallery

Description: Sculptures by about 30 international artists, located in 4 hectares of gardens in a valley surrounded by forests.

Established: 1997

Target audience: Collectors, visitors. Children are welcome ‘to learn about modern art and experience large sculptures’.

Educational provision: Illustrated on-line guide and catalogue

Address: Broomhill Art Hotel, Muddiford Road, Barnstable, Devon EX31 4EX


Broxbourne Woods Sculpture Trail

Category: Heritage/Tourism

Description: Eight sculptures by Dan Cordell reflecting themes of history, nature and traditional crafts.

Established: 2005

Target audience: General public

Educational provision: Illustrated leaflet

Address: Broxbourne Woods National Nature Reserve, Pembridge Lane, Nr Brickendon, Herts

WebsiteBroxbourne and Bencroft Woods

Burghley House Sculpture Garden 

Category: Commercial Gallery

Description: Contemporary sculpture displayed in approx 15 acres of natural gardens. Core permanent collection with temporary new works added each year.

Established: 1995

Target audience: Tourists, general public, school children.

Educational provision: Education Pack for teachers linked to National Curriculum (KS1 and 2).

Address: Burghley House, Stamford, Lincs PE9 3JY

Cambridge Sculpture Trails

Category: Heritage/Tourism

Description: Three walking trails taking you to outstanding pieces of sculpture sited in historic and modern Cambridge.

Established: 2009

Target audience: General public, schools.

Website: Cambridge Sculpture Trails

Colne River Sculpture Trail

Category: Heritage/Tourism

Description: Currently in process of development. The first two of the planned ten sculptures are being installed (2008) along the canal towpath and other pubic footpaths in the Colne Valley.

Established: Project launched in 2005.

Target audience: General public, schools, tourists.

Educational provision: Workshops for school children and community groups.

Address: c/o Environmental Alliance Ltd., 38 Lion Chambers, Hohm William Street, Huddersfield HD1 1ES

WebsiteWalk Ride South Pennines

Consett to Sunderland Trail

Category: Heritage/Tourism

Description: Former Stanhope and Tyne Railway, closed in 1985. Reopened 1990 as walking and cycle route, art works added in 1988 and 1998. Artists include Andy Goldsworthy and Tony Cragg.

Established: Sculptures added 1988 onwards.

Target audience: Walkers, cyclists, tourists.

Educational provision: Maps available through internet site.

Address: Tyneside

WebsiteConsett Sunderland Trail

Coventry Canal Art Trail 

Category: Heritage/Tourism

Description: Thirty-nine art works by professional and community artists.

Established: 1996

Target audience: General public, tourists.

Educational provision: Guides available free from Tourist Information & Ranger’s Office, a detailed book is available for £3.

Address: From Coventry city centre to Hawkesbury junction.

WebsiteCoventry Canal Art Trail

Dudley Millennium Sculpture Trail

Category: Heritage/Tourism

Description: Fifteen sculptures in outdoor locations around the Southern By-pass.

Established: 2001

Target audience: General public. Pedestrian access to some sculptures from Wolverton Road.

Educational provision: On-line guide: Millennium Sculpture Trail

Address: Public Art Unit, Himley Hall, Himley, Nr Dudley, DY3 4DF

Exeter University Sculpture Walk

Category: Permanent Collection

Description: Twenty-five works displayed on the Streatham campus of the University; artists include Barbara Hepworth, Paul Mount, Geoffrey Clarke, Michael Ayrton, Moelwyn Merchant.

Target audience: General public, University staff and students, schools.

Educational provision: Guidebook, (also on-line guide for virtual tour), Ipods, Sculpture walk leaflets

Address: University of Exeter, Streatham Campus, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4QN

WebsiteExeter University Sculpture Walk

Farnham Sculpture Park 

Category: Permanent Collection

Description: c.20 works by sculptors of national repute as well as graduates of the University College. Open all hours, entrance free. 

Established: 1998

Target audience: General public, university staff and students.

Educational provision: Various educational events.

Address: University College for the Creative Arts, Falkner Road, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7DS

WebsiteUniversity College for the Creative Arts

Flamborough Heritage Trail

Category: Heritage/Tourism

Description: Local history project – members of the community made the sculptures with guidance from artists.

Target audience: General public, tourists.

Educational provision: On-line notes.

Address: South Landing, Flamborough, E. Yorkshire

WebsiteFlamborough Heritage Trail

Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail

Category: Site-Responsive Collection

Description: Twenty works commissioned for a working forest setting on trail of c. 3.5 miles in a National Park.

Established: 1986

Target audience: General public.

Educational provision: Sculpture trail guide, various publications.

Address: Beechenhurst Lodge, Nr Cinderford, Glos, GL16 7EL

Gateshead Riverside Sculpture Trail

Category: Heritage/Tourism

Description: Major public art project, artists include Richard Deacon, Andy Goldsworthy, Lulu Quinn, Colin Rose, Sally Matthews, Marcella Livingston, Nearby – Peter Coates ‘James Hill Memorial’ and David Pearl ‘Blue Beacon’.

Established: 1980’s

Target audience: General public, visitors.

Educational provision: Illustrated art map; guided walks; various school projects.

Address: Gateshead Council, Civic Centre, Regent Street, Gateshead, NE8 1HH

WebsiteArt in the Countryside Gateshead Council

Grizedale Forest Park 

Category: Site-Responsive Collection

Description: Approximately 60 site specific works across the forest, dating from 1977 to today. Includes work by Andy Goldsworthy, Richard Harris, David Kemp, Robert Koenig, David Nash & Colin Rose.

Established: 1977

Target audience: Schools, colleges, universities, adult groups, community & outreach groups, Visitors to the forest, who number in excess of 250,000 annually.

Educational provision: Practical forest based workshops and tours. Teachers’ resource pack, guided & self-led walks, The Yan, Education and Community building Partnerships projects.

Address: Forestry Commission, Grizedale, Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0QJ


Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden 

Category: Commercial Gallery

Description: Outdoor gallery in 4 hectare garden. Open May-Oct. Nov-Apr by appointment.

Established: 1985

Target audience: Art collectors, student groups.

Educational provision: Study facilities provided for aspects of art and design curriculum.

Address: Standon Lane, Ockley, Surrey, RH5 5QR


Harlow Sculpture Collection

Category: Permanent Collection

Description: About 70 public works in a collection started in the late 1950s, includes Henry Moore, Lynn Chadwick, Ralph Brown, Elizabeth Frink etc.

Established: Art Trust est 1954, Trails began 2001/2002

Target audience: General public, schools.

Educational provision: Teacher training days, workshops by sculptors in local schools, etc.

Address: Harlow Arts Trust, c/o Harlow Arts, The Playhouse, Playhouse Square, Harlow, Essex CM20 1LS

WebsiteHarlow Sculpture Collection

Hebden Bridge Sculpture Trail

Category: Recurrent Exhibition

Description: Annual 4-week event, invited artists plus art students. June-August.

Established: 1994

Target audience: General public, community groups, inf and jun schools.

Educational provision: Guided tours, workshops and outreach work.

Address: 4 Great Scout Farm, Brearley, Luddendenfoot, Halifax, HX2 6JG

WebsiteHebden Bridge Sculpture Trail

Henry Cort Sculpture Park 

Category: Heritage/Tourism

Description: Specially commissioned ironwork sculptures themed on the town’s history. ‘Artist-blacksmiths’ from Russia, Poland, Germany and Finland as well as England.

Established: 2000

Target audience: General public, tourists.

Address: West Street, Fareham, Hampshire. (Fareham B.C., Civic Offices, Civic Way, Hants, PO16 7PU)

Henry Moore Foundation

Category: Permanent Collection

Description: About 20 monumental sculptures by Moore in garden setting plus studios, workshops and galleries; includes works on paper, tapestries, etc.

Established: 1977

Target audience: General public, school groups (yr 3 +), art societies.

Educational provision: Guided tours am, educational visits include time to sketch after tour. All educational visits are free.

Address: Perry Green, Much Hadham, Hertfordshire SG10 6EE

WebsiteHenry Moore Foundation

Hull Seven Seas Fish Trail

Category: Heritage/Tourism

Description: 40 sculptures (by Gordon Young) comprising images related to the fishing industry.

Established: 1992

Target audience: General public, visitors.

Educational provision: Leaflet (40p)

Address: Hull City Council, Hull Tourist Information Centre, 1 Paragon Street, Hull HU1 3NA

Hull Fish Trail 

Irwell Sculpture Trail

Category: Heritage/Tourism

Description: Fifty public commissions linked by 30 mile footpath.

Established: 1997

Target audience: General public, community groups.

Educational provision: Maps and leaflets, artists in residence projects.

Address: Salford Art Gallery, Peel Park, Salford, M5 4WU

Jupiter Artland

Description: Award-winning contemporary sculpture garden located just outside Edinburgh.

Established: 2009

Address: Bonnington House Steadings, Near Wilkieston, Edinburgh EH27 8BY

WebsiteJupiter Artland

Kielder Water and Forest Park 

Category: Site-Responsive Collection

Description: Sculptures and architectural installations, includes James Turrell ‘Skyspace’ and ‘Belvedere’ by Softroom.

Established: Began in 1994 as ‘sustainable Tourism strategy’, redefined as ‘Art and Architecture’ project 1999.

Target audience: General public, tourists.

Address: Nr Bellingham, Northumberland, NE48 2BQ

Website:Visit Kielder

Lickey Hills Sculpture Trail

Category: Heritage/Tourism

Description: A number of works from annual sculpture projects which involve members of the public.

Established: 1996 (trail).

Target audience: General public, schools/groups.

Educational provision: Annual sculpture projects, School visits.

Address: Lickey Hills Country Park, nr Birmingham, B45 8ER 

Sculpture Trail

Milton Keynes Artwalks

Category: Permanent Collection

Description: Public sculpture commissions 1986 – present (Frink, Mistry, Sandle, Tinley etc).

Established: 1986

Target audience: General public.

Educational provision: Art trail leaflet.

Address: ArtworksMK, Great Linford Arts Workshop, Parklands, Great Linford, Milton Keynes, MK14 5DZ

WebsiteDestination Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes Arts Guide including City Centre Art Walk

Corten Steel sculpture by Pete Moorhouse

New Art Centre, Roche Court 

Category: Commercial Gallery

Description: Commercial gallery, 60+ works by major, internationally known, contemporary sculptors.

Established: 1994. Education programme began 2001.

Target audience: Art buyers; primary and secondary schools, teachers, art students.

Educational provision: Talks, tours and practical workshops (artist-led), annual schools competition.

Address: East Wintersloe, nr Salisbury, Wiltshire SP5 1BG

Newby Hall Sculpture Park 

Category: Recurrent Exhibition/Commercial

Description: Annual outdoor selling exhibition of 50 – 60 contemporary sculptures by established and up and coming sculptors. June-September.

Established: 2000

Target audience: General public, tourists, school groups.

Educational provision: Discount for school groups of 15+.

Address: The Estate Office, Newby Hall and Gardens, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 5AE

Newnham Paddox Art Park

Category: Commercial Gallery

Description: Works for sale by living artists, member of ArtParksInternational.

Established: 2003

Target audience: Collectors, general public.

Educational provision: Educational groups welcomed.

Address: Newnham Paddox House, Monks Kirby, Warwicks. CV23 0RX

WebsiteNewnham Paddox Art Park

Peterborough Sculpture Trust Collection

Category: Permanent Collection

Description: 26 permanent works by major British sculptors plus loans. Artists include Caro, Gormley, Flanagan, Annesley, Glyn Williams, etc.

Established: 1978, Trust set up 1988.

Target audience: General public – the sculpture trail is open every day and free to all visitors.

Educational provision: Talks, walks and educational activities run throughout the year.

Address: Peterborough Sculpture Trust c/o Greenwoods Solicitors LLP, Monkstone House, City Road, Peterborough

Portland Sculpture Park 

Category: Site-Responsive Collection

Description: Permanent display in disused quarry; Anthony Gormley, Dhuva Mistry, Phillip King etc.

Established: 1983

Target audience: General public, art students and education groups.

Educational provision: Tours, workshops, symposia, artists in residence, stone virtual library ( collaborative projects with higher education institutions.

Address: Portland Sculpture and Quarry Trust, The Drill Hall, Easton Lane, Isle of Portland, Dorset DT5 1BW

WebsiteLearning Stone

Pride of the Valley Sculpture Park 

Category: Commercial Gallery

Description: 200+ works for sale in 10 acres of arboretum

Established: 2003

Target audience: Art collectors; general public.

Address: Jumps Road, Churt, Farnham, Surrey GU10 2LE

Ribble Valley Sculpture Trail

Category: Permanent Collection

Description: Twenty permanent works created in response to the local environment.

Target audience: Tourists, general public. (Downloadable Sculpture Trail leaflet)

Established: 1993

Address: Brungerley Park, Clitheroe, Lancs

Website: Ribble Valley Sculpture Trail

Rufford Abbey Country Park

Category: Heritage/Tourism

Description: Sculpture collection displayed in formal gardens, within a multi-use country park; c26 works inc Peter Randall-Page, Keir Smith, William Pye, Mark Gubb etc.

Established: late 1980’s

Target audience: School groups, teachers, community groups.

Educational provision: Tours, talks, workshops, handling sessions (ceramics), inservice training, artists in residence events.

Address: Rufford Country Park, Ollerton, Newark, Notts, NG22 9DF

WebsiteRufford Abbey Country Park

Website: Walks and Tours

Sheepfolds Sculpture Trail

Category: Site Responsive Collection

Description: Andy Goldsworthy ‘Sheepfolds’ – stone sculptural installations.

Established: 1996

Target audience: General public, tourists.

Educational provision: Guided walks. Illustrated brochure with map and education pack available.

Address: East Cumbria Countryside Project, Warwick Mill, Warwick Bridge, Carlisle CA4 8RR


Snibston Discovery Park 

Category: Heritage/Tourism

Description: Small collection of sculptures exploring the themes of history, mining and science.

Established: 1992

Target audience: General public, school children; (tour guide for KS2 pupils).

Educational provision: On-line notes incl. questions to put to pupils about the sculptures.

Address: Ashby Park, Coalville, Leics, LE67 3LN

WebsiteSnibston Park

Stour Valley Arts

Category: Site-Responsive Collection

Description: Artists selected for annual residency to create works in response to the forest setting, using natural materials found on site.

Established: 1994

Target audience: General public, schools, youth and community groups, students.

Educational provision: Artist-led creative workshops.

Address: King’s Wood, Buck Street, Challock, Kent TN25 4AR

Sunderland Riverside Sculpture Trail

Category: Heritage/Tourism

Description: Commissioned sculptures in metal and stone referring to city’s heritage.

Established: 1991

Target audience: General public, visitors.

Address: Sculpture Trail, St Peter’s Wharf, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR6 0GLWebsiteSunderland Sculpture Trail

University of Warwick Sculpture Park

Category: Permanent Collection

Description: A selection of contemporary sculptures from the University art collection.

Established: 1994

Target audience: Families, Art Groups/Societies, Walking Groups, Schools and Colleges.

Educational provision: Organised trails for groups, schools, colleges; teachers’ resource pack.

Address: Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL

New: Walking Through time. The Dinosaur Trail and The Highway Robber Trail.

Downloadable maps and more information.

Willsbridge Mill Heritage Sculpture Trail

Category: Heritage/Tourism

Description: Environmental sculptures made from local materials.

Established: 2000

Target audience: Primary and secondary school pupils.

Educational provision: Trails and other site based education programmes including wild waste garden.

Address: Avon Wildlife Trust, Willsbridge Mill, Willsbridge Hill, Bristol, BS30 6EX

Yorkshire Sculpture Park 

Category: Permanent Collection

Description: Large, permanent outdoor collection, plus temporary shows, outdoors and in galleries.

Established: 1977

Target audience: General public, schools (prim and sec), students, adult groups.

Educational provision: Tours, talks and workshops; resource packs; artists in residence events; artists in schools (Feiweles Trust).

Address: West Bretton, nr Wakefield, WF4 4LG

Thanks to Warwick University