Swindon Museum and Art Gallery is getting out and about this October with an exciting trail which challenges visitors to find ten artworks from Swindon’s collection.

‘Art on Trees’ is delivered in collaboration with Town Gardens, Coate Water, Stanton Park and Lydiard Park, each of which will host the trail for a week in October. Ten vibrant banners with selected works from Swindon’s art collection will be waiting to be discovered in these beautiful green spaces.

‘Art on Trees’ is free for anyone to take part in, whether you’re a family with little ones or out walking the dog! Families can download exciting resources to help guide them around the trail and get creative with nature. For grown-ups, there will be information available online about the artworks in the trail. Simply scan the QR Code on the banners or visit

The trail will take place on the following dates:

  • Town Gardens, 6 - 11 October
  • Coate Water, 13 - 18 October
  • Stanton Park, 20 - 25 October
  • Lydiard Park, 27 October - 1 November

Taking part is easy. Simply visit one (or more!) of the parks on the dates listed above (please do check their opening times) and get searching! There’s no right order to find the ten artworks in, but the route will be available through our website, along with activities to accompany the trail.

‘Art on Trees’ is part of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery’s learning and engagement project ‘Art on Tour’, which aims to share more of Swindon’s art collection with more people in more places. With Swindon Museum and Art Gallery currently closed under government guidelines, this work is more important than ever.

Katie Ackrill (Project Engagement Officer, Art on Tour) says: “This year has been very challenging, and continues to challenge us still, but many people have recognised that engaging with nature and creativity is hugely beneficial for our wellbeing. So this trail is all about getting outdoors into the fresh air, appreciating the abundant beautiful green spaces that we have here in Swindon, and being inspired by Swindon’s fantastic art collection. Of course, we can do all of this whilst maintaining a safe, social distance but still having fun.”

To find out more about ‘Art on Trees’ and the ‘Art on Tour’ project, visit, or follow the project on Facebook (@ArtonTour2020) or Instagram (@swindongalleryartontour).