CURRENT EXHIBITION @ Patchings : The Artist Collection 2021


17 Artists – Over 80 Pictures

Cafe - Indoor & Outdoor

Relax under our covered outdoor seating area or enjoy our spacious newly refurbished indoor cafe.  We have freshly cooked pastries, homemade cakes, light lunches and afternoon teas available in both areas – Book today – 0115 9653479 – Open 10am – 4pm Wednesday – Sunday.

Woodland Walk

Enjoy a relaxing walk through our grounds, follow the cut grass paths as they meander through a wildlife freindly landscape –  Open 10am Last admission 3pm – minimum contribution £2 per person.

An exciting and unique attraction is now open for the autumn with free introductory admission for visitors to walk along a time line of art history.

The tree-lined Artists’ Trail features 62 mounted and weather-protected paintings ranging in time from Caravaggio’s The Musicians  and Van Dyck’s Charles I to 20th century urban landscapes of LS Lowry. Some are photo-reproductions of original paintings along with others painstakingly copied by talented members of Patchings’ own art club.

Using phones and a QR (quick response) code, visitors will learn more about individual paintings with a sound track of comments from Club Members who have copied originals.

The free Patchings App also enables visitors to see and hear “augmented reality” versions of master artists. Rembrandt, Turner, Monet and Van Gogh, come to life in their own gazebo studios, against sunlit glass backdrops featuring some of their greatest works.

Welcoming visitors to the Artists’ Trail is the augmented reality version of Richard Parkes Bonington, the influential landscape painter who was born in Arnold, just few miles from Patchings, and died aged 25 in 1828.

All visitors are asked to register for an admission ticket at the Patchings Reception in the visitor centre, before entering the Artists’ Trail. 

Entrance is free. A free handout provides further information.

Donations towards the upkeep and development are appreciated.


Patchings Festival


It is with much regret as we announce the postponement of this year’s Patchings Festival – due to be held 8 to 11 July. Our concerns remain for the well being of the many who visit and those talented exhibitors who take part. Without details of protocol and relevant insurance available, the planning and preparing necessary will also be difficult to achieve.
Those already with tickets will be carried forward to 2022. The dates for next year 14 to 17 July.

Further details to be added in due course.

Dates for 2022 – Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 July