Devon Sculpture Park is the UK’s newest open-air gallery and creative retreat. Surrounded by a 100 acre Rewilding Project on an historic estate a few miles south of Exeter. Visit a sculpture park tackling climate change – where art, rugged seascapes and wildlife collide. Expect contemporary, conceptual, challenging art from bold artists. Settle into a restorative, rewilded retreat where time stands still. Enjoy the unexpected.
The Winter programme includes 4 open-air exhibitions plus 2 indoor exhibits. Four artists, five exhibitions in the Wilded Capability Brown gardens. We’ve just opened the Robert Adam Gallery with an exciting mix of artists including Tracey Emin, Speyer, Wells, Dingle, Porter, Knowlden, Dickinson, Carroll, Murless, Portsmouth and Letts. Select artworks are for sale.
The Wilded Capability Brown gardens, including the main outdoor and indoor exhibitions, are open from Wednesday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm. Also Bank Holidays. Adults £12, children £6. Half price repeat visits with DSP card. Free parking. Dogs allowed on a lead.
If you’re planning to visit please follow the directions at the bottom of this page.
We host a diverse programme of art exhibitions with new shows opening every few months. Like our Facebook page for invites to exhibition openings and events. Settle into this uniquely restorative creative retreat.
And FYI we’re not just redefining the concept of sculpture park, we’re a park tackling Climate Change so the art, gardens, verges and grasslands are Wilded. Nature leads with habitats returned to ancient times.
This is not an ultra-manicured, traditional estate. If you’re not open to new ideas in art, or experimental sculptures. If you’re not open to truly Wilded gardens, slow cooked healthy cuisine, or simply retreating for a few hours, this might not be for you.
LUNCHES & TEAS AT THE ROBERT ADAM GALLERY
Enjoy fresh, home cooked lunches and teas inside the Robert Adam Gallery year round and on the terraces overlooking the sea and gardens when the sun’s out. Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10.30am – 3.30pm. Also Bank Holidays.
Like our Facebook page for invites to exhibition openings, music sessions and workshops.
Visitors to the sculpture park can join our free events including Saturday Artist Talks and Sundays Talk on the Wild Side: Rewilding explained, both at 12pm. Also, Wednesday Wellbeing Walk and Learning Thursday, both at 2pm. We meet at The Terraces.
GROUP VISITS & GUIDED TOURS
We host group visits and guided art tours of the main exhibitions and the permanent collection. Book a Guided Art Tour – CLICK HERE. To arrange a group or school visit contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE SHEDS INDOOR GALLERY
‘Textures’ a mixed media indoor exhibition is in The Sheds Gallery until 31 January 2020. ‘STREET’ a celebration of street art and underground street artists opens 1 February 2020.
Visit the Open Air permanent art collection in the historic parkland overlooking the sea. Book a Guided Art Tour – CLICK HERE.
Companies, charities and public sector organisations can join us for team retreats. We host meetings, workshops, weddings and more.
Visit our Wilding Project and book a Rewilding Tour – CLICK HERE.
Please use directions below as Sat Nav is not always accurate.
Mamhead Park (South) is just above Mamhead and Ashcombe, a few miles South of Exeter. From Exeter or the M5 heading South take the A380 and exit at Old Haldon Hill. From Newton Abbot or Torquay take the A380 North and exit at Mamhead taking the 2nd right turn over the flyover.
Follow the road signed Mamhead & Dawlish for 3/4 mile and make sure to take the first right turn to Ashcombe. Go straight over the cross roads and continue on the lane for 1 mile, passing Mamhead Woods & the Obelisk on your left. At the bottom of the hill turn left at the junction signed Mamhead Village Hall. Devon Sculpture Park is on the left after 300 yds. You will see a thatched gatehouse and a sign for the sculpture park.
If you find yourself in Mamhead village pass the village hall on your left and at the first crossroads turn right up the hill. Continue for 1 mile and you will see the entrance and thatched gatehouse after a right bend.
Enter the private drive and continue to ‘PARKING’ area just before the church. Parking is free. Walk past the church up to the main entrance following signs to Capability Brown gardens.
Whichever way you come you can only enter the sculpture park from the Southern entrance to Mamhead Park.
Devon Sculpture Park
Mamhead Park (South)