3-10 miles from Lincoln
Doddington Sculpture Exhibition

  • July 28, 2018 to September 9, 2018
  • 11:00am to 4:30pm

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An exciting, inspiring and beautiful array of artwork by some of the world's best-known sculptors in the grounds of Doddington Hall & Gardens.

The exhibition, which is Doddington's largest yet, is a showcase of more than 300 sculptures that are also be available to buy. Highlight works include:

  • A huge, vibrantly coloured sculpture designed by the acclaimed Diane Maclean, installed in the Ha Ha boundary with the parkland providing the perfect backdrop;
  • Impressive water sculptures, designed by Anne Curry, meanwhile, installed in two fountains in the Hall’s West Garden;
  • Heather Jansch, who is famed for her life size horse artwork shaped in driftwood, resin and bronze, has created six 6ft horse's heads especially for this show, positioned in various spots throughout the gardens;
  • In the Stable Yard area, you will find indoor gallery spaces displaying 120 sculptures plus the brand new Ceramics at Doddington exhibition curated by Preston Fitzgerald. This featuring pieces by emerging artists as well as established names ranging from figurative and sculptural to functional items such as vases, bowls and plates. 

You can view these, as well as sculptures from the likes of Anna Berry, Tom Hiscock and Michael Speller, as they stroll through the walled gardens, grounds and park.

The Sculpture at Doddington exhibition has been created by David Waghorne, who is bringing new and exciting pieces that have been created specifically for our exhibition and have not been seen before.

The Hall, which dates back to 1600, is still a lived-in and much-loved family home and regularly hosts events. Extend your visit by visiting the Hall too: it is open Sundays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Bank Holiday Mondays throughout the exhibition, 12pm - 4:30pm.

  • Some pieces are heavy and will cause serious injury if they fall. Please use your common sense: touch things gently by all means, but please be aware of sharp edges, moving parts and do not compromise their stability;
  • Any damage caused will be charged to those people responsible;
  • Please keep children under supervision at all times;
  • Some areas of the garden have rough paths and changes in levels, others have delicate flowers growing in the grass. Please take care, follow the marked route and respect any barriers that have been erected to protect plants.
  • To purchase a sculpture please go to the Ceramics Gallery in the Stable Yard, where you can secure your purchase with a deposit (or buy outright if less than £500). Credit cards accepted. All works to be collected after the exhibition.

Most of the 5 acre gardens can be explored by wheelchair along a mixture of grass and gravel paths. There is a series of ramps and graded slopes to provide access to the various levels in the gardens. It may be difficult on the gravel, grass and ramps for some users depending on the weather conditions.

A free map indicating the routes that avoid steps and narrow bridges is available from the Gatehouse or available to download on the Doddington Hall website. Please be aware that the distances to get around the garden in a wheelchair are longer due to the location of the ramps.

Both indoor galleries in the Stable Yard are accessible but we ask that only manual wheelchairs are used - no motorised scooters/chairs.

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Times & Prices

Open daily from Saturday 28th July to Sunday 9th September: 11am - 4:30pm.

Hall open Sundays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Bank Holiday Mondays: 12pm - 4:30pm (additional admission fee).

Access to the exhibition is included in garden admission:

  • Adult: £7
  • Children (ages 4-16): £3.50
  • Under 4s: free
  • Family (2 adults and up to 4 children): £18

Members of Historic Houses and RHS will receive a 20% discount. Any other special offers are not applicable during the Sculpture Exhibition. Doddington Hall Season Tickets are valid.

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