Ferrers Gallery Opening Times
Tuesday to Sunday plus Bank Holidays from 11am to 5pm
When to visit
The Ferrers Gallery is nestled within the courtyard of the Ferrers Centre for Arts and Crafts in the beautiful valley of Staunton Harold, which is part of the National Forest. So do enjoy your time in the immediate locality
The Ferrers Centre is home to numerous craft workshops and a tearoom, deli and bakery. The centre is on the doorstep of lakes and permissive pathways, so why not enjoy a walk before indulging in a bit of retail therapy followed by tea and cake.
Most studios are open Tuesday to Sunday from 11am but for individual workshop opening times please visit the Ferrers Centre website.
For those who are staying longer or wish to venture further then you will find other great locations to visit, stunning walks to explore and welcoming places to eat, drink or stay all within a 10 mile radius of the Ferrers Gallery. Below you will find local links so you can find out more.
We hope to see you soon.
Walking & Cycling around Staunton
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Explore rolling countryside and head out towards Breedon
Cycle 1.5 miles from Staunton and join the Cloud Trail
Plan Your Visit
Click below to find out more about our area and help plan your visit
Places to Visit
Calke Abbey (1.5 miles) Visit Website
With peeling paintwork and overgrown courtyards, Calke Abbey tells the story of the dramatic decline of a country house estate.
The Deer Park and the estate are wonderful to walk round at any time of year, especially during lambing season.
Staunton Harold Church (0.25 miles) Visit Website
Built in 1653 on the instructions of Sir Robert Shirley, Fourth Baronet, this is a rare building of its time, an era known as the Commonwealth Period, when Oliver Cromwell was Lord Protectorate of England.
BlueBell Arboretum (2.5 miles) Visit Website
Bluebell Nursery is an award-winning, mail order and retail nursery, specialising in rare and unusual plants based in Smisby near Ashby de la Zouch.
Standleys Barn Farm (2 miles) Visit Website
Joe and his wife Susan run Standleys Barn Farm, where they keep suckle cows and sheep. Their son Daniel keeps rare breed pigs and runs an on farm cutting room and butchery that sells meat to the public and local restaurants.
Ashby Castle (3.5 miles) Visit Website
A visit to Ashby Castle makes a great family day out. The property began as a manor house in the 12th century and reached castle status in the 15th century. Find out about the castle’s colourful history with a lively audio tour.
Grand Prix Collection (5 miles) Visit Website
The Donington Grand Prix Collection is, quite simply, the largest showcase of Grand Prix racing cars in the world.
Four halls, with over 130 exhibits, illustrate the history of motorsport from the turn of the 20th Century.
Foremark Reservoir (4 miles) Visit Website
The reservoir offers fishing, sailing and birdwatching and riding. Carvers Rocks, at the southern tip of the reservoir, is managed by Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and is a scheduled Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
Melbourne (3 miles) Visit Website
Melbourne is a small and attractive market town in a delightful part of South Derbyshire. It contains a good range of shops, pubs and restaurants, and the parish church has been described as a cathedral in miniature.
Melbourne Hall (3 miles) Visit Website
The hall is open in August to the public and its gardens are open from April to September .Originally a rectory for the Norman Parish Church, it became the home of Sir John Coke in 1628 - a house full of history.
Snibston Discovery Park (7 miles) Visit Website
Established in 1992 following closure of the Colliery, Snibston Discovery Museum is the showcase for Leicestershire’s historic science, technology, design and fashion collections.
Staunton Reservoir (1.5 - 2 miles) Visit Website
Owned by Severn Trent Water. It has a visitor centre, play area and wildflower meadow. You can enjoy bird watching, dinghy and sailboarding with the Staunton Harold Sailing Club. Walks to Calke Abbey from either Car Park.
Places to Eat
Bulls Head (6 miles) Visit Website
Freshly made pizza in an authentic Italian pizza oven plus a great a la carte menu all within a friendly relaxing atmosphere.
The Wheel, Ticknall (3 miles) Visit Website
Just a few minutes walk from the National Trust's Calke Abbey you will find the The Wheel Inn, a bright, cosy pub and restaurant serving innovative and traditional homecooked food.
Ferrers Arms (1.25 miles) Visit Website
Our nearest pub, a family friendly pub within easy walk from Ferrers Centre and with a big menu at tiny prices! Walk from Staunton along the cycle path to Lount or for a direct route follow the estate road for just over a mile to the main road.
Crewe & Harpur (6 miles) Visit Website
From Derby direction and close to Swarkestone bridge this family friendly pub has a large beer garden and sits not far from Swarkestone Nurseries too.
Helping you explore the area:
The National Forest (We are in it!) Visit Website
The National Forest is one of the country's boldest environmental projects, transforming 200 square miles in the centre of England.
Go Leicestershire (Tourism Site) Visit Website
Find out about Leicester and Leicestershire and all it has to offer. Whether you are after great days out, family fun or want to explore the outdoors or take a guided walk, they have plenty of short breaks to suit all budgets and tastes.