The Wilson

The Wilson, Cheltenham’s newly extended Art Gallery & Museum reopened its doors to the public on 5 October 2013 with a new building housing expansive fine art and touring exhibition galleries for the first time.

Renewed gallery spaces allow visitors to explore highlights from the Museum’s collections - including a new gallery space dedicated to the internationally renowned Arts & Crafts collection, The Paper Store, our open archive showing tales of local heroes, including the great Edward Wilson (one of Scott's key men on his 1912 expedition to Antarctica) and temporary exhibition spaces filled with varied programming including fun shows for families.

New What's On brochure available now! Download it here. This season's exhibition highlights include: in the 2nd and 3rd floor galleries: Last Word in Art?, and in the Friends gallery, A Sense of Place and the Cheltenham Illustration Awards.

The Wilson
The Last Word In Art
2016 Events Programme
A Scense of Place

Cheltenham Tourist Information Centre
The Tourist Information Centre is now located on the ground floor of The Wilson – where you can find out what's on, where to stay and where to go in the wider Gloucestershire and Cotswolds area – and at the same time as enjoying what the new galleries and facilities have to offer.

The Guild at 51
The Guild at 51 is the new shop from the Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen, whose members continue to produce contemporary craft in the tradition of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Founded in 1933, the Guild seeks to promote the work of its skilled makers and offers a year long programme of workshops, talks and exhibitions in partnership with The Wilson.

The Wilson Café
The Gallery café-bistro on a ground floor of Clarence Street serves delicious eats from breakfast to light lunches, home-baked cakes and speciality roasted coffee and House of Bath teas. The de Ferrieres Gallery is also available to hire for meetings, functions and events.

Open Monday – Wednesday / Friday – Saturday 9.30am – 5.15pm. Thursday 9.30am – 7.45pm. Sunday 11am – 4pm.
(Closed on 25 & 26 December, 1 January and Easter Sunday)

Admission free

Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum
Clarence Street
GL50 3JT
Tel: 01242 237431