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The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum

Clarence Street, Cheltenham GL50 3JT, England
+44 1242 237431
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A must see attraction

What a wonderful museum particularly the arts and crafts section. We spent a very interesting hour... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
colin a
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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Lovely gem of a place

Fabulous cafe selling lush sandwiches & cakes. Would go back to sample cakes-didn't have after... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vicki T
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Four new floors house extensive galleries for temporary exhibitions - for international / national touring shows, special highlights from our collections and fun shows for families - space to discover local heroes and archive collections, including the great Edward Wilson (one of Scott's key men on his 1912 expedition to Antarctica), and a new gallery space in which the internationally renowned Arts & Crafts collection will be shown.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:15
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Clarence Street, Cheltenham GL50 3JT, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful museum particularly the arts and crafts section. We spent a very interesting hour and a half wondering around and would happily go back for a further visit if we had time everything is very well laid out and the staff are attentive...More

Thank colin a
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous cafe selling lush sandwiches & cakes. Would go back to sample cakes-didn't have after lunch. Worth a visit, loved the arts & crafts collection. Has everything from modern & local artists to old works.

Thank Vicki T
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very well presented museum with a superb collection of Arts and Crafts items, especially furniture. Don't miss the Paper Store where you can indulge in pulling out drawers and explore further into the lives of the Wilsons - father and son, the Antarctic Explorer,...More

Thank Maureen1937
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little coffee shop with a gallery! I had a cheese scone and a coffee and it was very nice! My friends all enjoyed there food too! Spacious seating areas and nice and peaceful! Staff are friendly and overall a great little coffee stop.

Thank ScoobyD3636
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent nearly two hours in this museum which is spread over four floors. A wide range of exhibits and art, very well displayed in an attractive modernised building. Very interesting and informative facts about Edward Wilson and his part in the Antarctic Expeditions with...More

1  Thank david s
Cheltenham T, Manager at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting the Wilson and taking the time to look around a collections and galleries we really do appreciate it. If you found the Antarctic Explorers section interesting you might like our upcoming talk, Wilson’s Wonderful Watercolours, a talk by Dr.David Wilson, great...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The (free) permanent exhibition offers an extensive look back on history, art and design in Cheltenham and the Cotswolds. Shorter term specific exhibitions bring alternative topics to the town - guided tours can be hard to fit in to the schedule of someone who works...More

Thank es-travler
Cheltenham T, Manager at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We offer guided tours on Saturdays for people that do find difficulty getting free time during the week. Our upcoming Saturday guided tours are February the 10th & 24th, March the 10th & 24th and April the 7th, 21st, tickets can be purchased at the...More

Reviewed 11 January 2018

Private vist on New Years Eve as part of a package Tour. We were provide with soup and sandwiches and were then free to go round the extensive galleries at our own pace and without too many other people. Much enjoyed the extensive collection especially...More

1  Thank S1228WQdavidm
Cheltenham T, Manager at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We thank you for your time visiting our collections and specifically the guided tour, having over 250,000 pieces in our collections our teams take great lengths of care to rotate and restore items for the public to explore, so it is pleasing to hear you...More

Reviewed 7 January 2018

I visited with two friends as we had time to kill. What a find! The museum is well laid out with lots of interesting exhibits especially the arts and crafts exhibition. We spent much longer in there than we had planned. A highly recommended visit...More

1  Thank Cerettravellers
Cheltenham T, Front Office Manager at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are pleased to hear that you had an engaging experience with our museum collections we do run arts and crafts tours with our specialist on rotating Thursdays and Saturdays at £5 that runs around 45 mins to an hour, it is really worth trying...More

Reviewed 7 January 2018

We visited this museum which had some interesting art and artefacts. The most impressive for me though was the way the furniture was displayed fro the Arts and Crafts Movement era, I felt as if I was in an antique furniture shop. Very impressive.More

1  Thank Jules4701
Cheltenham T, Front Office Manager at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Our Arts & Crafts movement collection is one of the best in the UK and we are proud to host them for our visitors. We are pleased that your enjoyed our collections and look forward to your next visit. Thank you for taking the time...More

Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

When visiting Cheltenham we usually pop in to see the new exhibition and revisit old friends in the arts and crafts gallery. Masses to see and the galleries with local museum exhibits are well worth a visit. Great to see an art gallery and museum...More

Thank pandamacheshire
Cheltenham T, Front Office Manager at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to visit us here at the Wilson Gallery and Museum we do regularly rotate new exhibitions into our galleries and we currently have the Alternative Visions touring Exhibition in on the third floor. It showcases previously unknown artists from...More

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