Occupying a former farmstead in Bruton, Hauser & Wirth Somerset is home to a vibrant program of art exhibitions, events, learning activities and artists’ residencies, which connect with the local community and landscape.
Our current exhibition ‘GRUPPENAUSSTELLUNG’ is on view through Monday 1 January 2024.
Exhibitions are free to attend. No advance booking necessary. Read our Visitor Guide for more information on how to plan your visit.
Please note that the gallery and garden will be closed Monday 25 December – Wednesday 27 December 2023.
The gallery is open Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm
The garden is open Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm
The gallery and garden will be open 10 am – 2 pm on Sunday 24 December 2023
The gallery and garden will be closed Monday 25 December – Wednesday 27 December 2023
Our nearest train station is Bruton which is less than a 10 minute walk to the gallery via our community allotments.
Entrance to the gallery and garden is free, however we invite visitors to donate to local charities who are doing fantastic work within our community. Our 2023 – 2024 charity partner is Bruton Community Library.
Hauser & Wirth Somerset offer a range of group visits, Tuesday – Friday, during normal operational hours. Pre-booking is required for all group visits, at least three weeks in advance.
Find out more about our Learning groups, including schools, universities, community groups and adult learners here. For any other inquiries about group visits, including garden groups, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is a car park on-site, with space for coaches, as well as a dedicated space for wheelchair parking, providing easy access to the gallery, restaurant and farm shop.
All areas throughout the site are accessible for wheelchair users, as well as disabled toilets. However, please ask our front desk team if you require additional assistance.
At the top of Oudolf Field sits the Radić Pavilion, designed by Chilean architect Smiljan Radić. It was installed at Hauser & Wirth Somerset in March 2015, following its unveiling as the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in 2014.
We welcome families to explore the gallery and garden, but ask that you do not touch or climb on the sculptures, or pick the flowers and plants. We have many ponds so children must be supervised at all times.
We have a kennel with water bowls in the car park, where dogs are welcome to wait. Please note these are unsupervised.
For more information, please refer to our Visitor Guide.
The Rhoades gallery has transformed into an evening Filmhaus as part of ‘GRUPPENAUSSTELLUNG.’
Spanning a range of recent releases, artist-led productions and documentaries, these films are being screened for free every fortnight on Friday evenings from 7 pm. Additional family screenings will be available in the daytime over the Christmas holidays.
A pre-cinema dinner menu is available at Roth Bar & Grill from 5 pm. A selection of drinks are available to take into the gallery, alongside complimentary popcorn, from 6.30 pm.
Piet Oudolf, the internationally-renowned landscape designer from the Netherlands, has designed the landscaping scheme for the entire site, including Oudolf Field – a large perennial meadow situated behind the gallery buildings.
Carefully shaped and planted, the garden echoes the tradition of classical gardens, but the variety of species and combination of plants creates a looseness, softening the formality of its appearance. Known for his use of plants with spectacular seed heads, Oudolf has created a garden that has interest year round.
At the top of Oudolf Field sits the Radić Pavilion. Designed by Chilean architect Smiljan Radić, it was installed at Hauser & Wirth Somerset in March 2015, following its unveiling the previous year as the Serpentine Gallery 2014 Pavilion.
The garden is open Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm. Entrance is free, although we encourage visitors to donate to our chosen charity, Bruton Community Library.
The gallery shop offers a selection of books and gifts inspired by our current exhibitions, Hauser & Wirth artist collaborations and products relating to Oudolf Field.
We have a dedicated bookshop to Hauser & Wirth Publishers, with titles from the gallery’s 30-year history. Artists’ voices, exceptional art, scholarship, design and bookmaking are at the heart of our publishing program.
The gallery shop is open Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm.
Flame, food, community and art are at the heart of Roth Bar & Grill. Connecting farmer, butcher, forager, chef and guest, this informal eating and drinking place celebrates seasonal and local ingredients cooked over a fire, within a vibrant contemporary art setting.
Designed by Argentinian architect Luis Laplace, at the restaurant’s core is a site-specific bar, created by longterm friends of Hauser & Wirth, Björn and Oddur Roth, the son and grandson of artist Dieter Roth. The restaurant interior combines an open kitchen with a wood-fired grill & spit, while the walls are adorned with an array of artworks that intertwine the themes of food, animals and countryside. Adjoining the restaurant is a light & airy tented orangery.
Roth Bar & Grill is opens Tuesday – Sunday from 10 am.
The Farm Shop celebrates the best growers, farmers and makers that Somerset has to offer, as well as the produce from the surrounding Durslade Farm. It is passionate about promoting and sharing local talent, supporting small projects with big futures and working with established producers to create special products that you can only find in the Farm Shop. With its own in-house forager and butcher, the Farm Shop showcases truly seasonal produce.
The Farm Shop is open 7 days a week, Monday – Sunday, from 9 am.
The six bedroom renovated farmhouse is available for private stays, featuring a number of artworks and site-specific installations by our artists. Durslade Farmhouse is located on the site of Hauser & Wirth Somerset and forms part of a group of Grade II listed buildings that date back from as early as 1760.
Renovated by Argentinian architect Luis Laplace, the farmhouse is full of character and bold innovative twists. It celebrates the natural antiquity of the building by combining original fittings with unexpected interiors and vintage furniture. It is completed by unique artworks from Hauser & Wirth’s artists, including a specially commissioned painted mural in the dining room by Guillermo Kuitca.
Hauser & Wirth Somerset has a rich and varied learning program that creates a dialogue between art, artists and a diverse audience. The gallery offers opportunities open to schools, colleges, universities and general members of the public.
If you would like to find out more about options for a learning group visit to Hauser & Wirth Somerset, please click here.
Hauser & Wirth Somerset supports, collaborates and works in partnership with many local institutions, businesses and organizations. Our founders Iwan & Manuela Wirth live locally and are patrons of a number of charities. Their charitable giving is focused on art, architecture, conservation, learning and community.
This learning partnership with Dartington Arts School is inspired by the environmental concerns of artist and activist Gustav Metzger.
We are supporting Brixton Soup Kitchen in London and Bruton Community Library in Somerset through visitor entrance donations and community events.
Hauser & Wirth Somerset is a pioneering world-class contemporary art gallery and multipurpose arts, education and community destination.
Behind the gallery there is a landscaped garden, designed by Piet Oudolf, which includes a changing program of outdoor sculptures and houses the Radić Pavilion, designed by Smiljan Radić.
On-site restaurant, Roth Bar & Grill, serves seasonal, locally sourced food and drink, and the Durslade Farm Shop supports farmers, growers and makers by stocking the best produce from our community.
Centered around a core belief in conservation, learning and sustainability, Hauser & Wirth Somerset offers a wide variety of events including talks, seminars, workshops and screenings, as well as an extensive learning program for local schools, young people and families. We also have a bookshop and dedicated learning room on site.
Prior to the gallery opening in 2014, the Grade II listed farm buildings remained derelict for several decades, until they were sensitively restored and renovated by Paris-based architectural firm Laplace and local architects benjamin+beauchamp.
Hauser & Wirth Somerset has been awarded both a RIBA South West Award 2015 and Civic Trust 2015 Award. In 2014, Durslade Farmhouse also won the William Stansell Historic Buildings Award.
A destination for contemporary making and the crafted object, located on Bruton High Street, a short walk from the main site. Since its launch in 2018, the gallery has presented work by over 80 artist-makers, providing valuable insights into the working processes and rich narratives of their practices. Make Hauser & Wirth Somerset is open Wednesday – Saturday, 10 am – 1 pm and 2 – 4 pm.