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The Miniature Masterpieces

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Dr Willard Wigan MBE’s Miniature Masterpieces exhibition featuring Disappearing World at Wollaton Hall & Deer Park up until August 2024

It showcases 20 miniature sculptures in the eye of a needle and features four new, never before seen sculptures as part of the ‘Disappearing World’ collection.


Dr. Willard Wigan MBE – “If you are ever told that you are or will become nothing, remember ‘nothing’ does exist and it can have a huge impact upon others”.

The exhibition displays twenty micro sculptures from ‘Miniature Masterpieces’ and four brand new sculptures as part of the ‘Disappearing World’ collection. And the best part is… you can access all the exhibitions at Wollaton Hall for free!

Free entry, no need to book a ticket in advance – simply visit the Hall as normal. Parking charges apply.

Plan your visit:

This exhibition displays sculptured pieces in the eye of a needle, never seen before!

Are you ready to meet/get to know a world where nothing does exist, and small things can become everything?




Disappearing World



The four micro sculptures of this collection focus on biodiversity in danger and the national initiative launched last April 2023, alongside a new natural history gallery at the Hall.

‘Miniature Masterpieces’ featuring ‘Disappearing World’ and the new gallery ‘The Taxidermists’ Tale’ as part of Wollaton Hall’s gallery transformation programme have been grant funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England.


Small things matter


The artists aim to expand his art trails throughout the UK, engaging visitors to join the Small Thing Matter movement that encourages people to adopt and mall changes in their lives by sharing ideas, values, and stories by motivating and inspiring you “to think a little differently”.

Dive into the miniature world through the lens of a microscope and discover the outstanding pieces of the artist Dr. Willard Wigan MBE that are designed to leave you with a big impact!


Get to know the movement

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