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The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum

Closed Now: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Made to feel welcome

Really interesting art gallery and museum and welcoming staff. Great bonus to the city center and... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
377Rosa
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Bournemouth
Always interesting.

Had a good repeat visit the Wilson today,always a pleasure as there is so much to see.The place is... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2018
Mike S
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Worcester, 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...more
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Clarence Street, Cheltenham GL50 3JT, England
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

Really interesting art gallery and museum and welcoming staff. Great bonus to the city center and escape from the bustle of the nearby shops. Very relaxing atmosphere. Café had very helpful staff but limited menu so a bit disappointing.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 377Rosa
TheWilsonChelt, Guest Relations Manager at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback on your recent visit to The Wilson. Our aim is to provide a welcoming atmosphere and lots to interest our visitors and we're so pleased that you enjoyed the collections we hold and received a warm welcome from our staff....More

Reviewed 18 October 2018

Had a good repeat visit the Wilson today,always a pleasure as there is so much to see.The place is like a tardis,you keep going from one interesting room to another and another and another.Wonderful displays of paintings,furniture and porcelain.Brilliant.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mike S
Cheltenham T, Front Office Manager at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2018

Fantastic to hear that you are a repeat visitor we really do appreciate the support. Our building has three stages, the first section holding our museums collections opened in 1907, the arts & crafts section opened in 1989 and the new part of the building...More

Reviewed 14 October 2018

A quirky free museum with a lot of history. Great shop and cafe and an eclectic mix of artifacts. I liked the paintings

Date of experience: October 2018
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Cheltenham T, Front Office Manager at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2018

Our museum collections display has been called quirky by many a visitor and we take it as a compliment so thank you for taking the time to visit, we really appreciate it and we hope to see you again in the near future.

Reviewed 5 October 2018

A great museum in the centre of the town filled with a mix of paintings ceramics and furniture. The arts and crafts collection is very impressive with furniture items designed by Voysey, Gimson, the Barnsley brothers as well as members of the guild of craftsmen...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Cheltenham T, Front Office Manager at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2018

Thank you for joining the guided tour of the arts & crafts, we hope that it was enjoyable. It is a shame that the menu in the café did not cater for the group’s needs, however the café is currently undergoing a transition and new...More

Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

This place is set in a great location near the centre of town . The food in the cafe is excellent and the museum is breath taking . Th staff in the Wilson Cafe and the information centre are really friendly. I would recommend this...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Cheltenham T, Front Office Manager at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2018

We really appreciate you leaving positive feedback from your experience and look forward to your next visit. We have a fantastic new Shackleton exhibition ‘The Enduring Eye’ opening on the 24th of November. Thank you for visiting!

Reviewed 5 October 2018

We have visited here on a number of occasions. As a Cheltenham born and bred 70 year old, I appreciate reminiscing over the exhibits. On of our granddaughters used the history of Edward Wilson for a school project.More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Cheltenham T, Front Office Manager at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

It is so pleasing to hear the different generations visiting and looking through our collections, we are having a new exhibition on the second floor about Shackleton and the antarctic expeditions; Enduring eye opens on November 24th. Thank you for visiting and we hope to...More

Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Having visited many museums and galleries this struggled to catch our interest . The presentation was unexceptional.More interesting items were lost

Date of experience: October 2018
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Cheltenham T, Front Office Manager at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to visit, it is unfortunate that the museum and our art galleries did not catch your interest. We hope that you come back at a later date as the exhibitions change, perhaps showing items more engaging for you.

Reviewed 4 October 2018

The Wilson is a museum and an art gallery, has a great shop and café, and is worth a visit any day of the week (except Monday, when it is closed). The Arts and Crafts Gallery is brilliant with the most beautiful furniture and artefacts,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Cheltenham T, Front Office Manager at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Thank you for visiting us and your kind feedback, we are looking at focusing more on our collections within our archives and will have a Shackleton exhibition: Enduring Eye coming on the second floor gallery starting November 24th.

Reviewed 26 September 2018

There are currently a couple of WWI exhibitions available, both of which are really interesting and both of which are free entrance. A lot of work has gone into pulling these together, to tell the stories of young men from the local area who went...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Cheltenham T, Front Office Manager at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to visit and enjoying our displays. Robyn Woolston has done a fantastic job at collating resources, stories and reflections from the Cheltenham community & our own archives into a contemporary artistic response to the conflict. She will be doing...More

Reviewed 11 September 2018

The highlight of the museum is the Arts and Crafts section and the small room dedicated to Wilson who died with Scott at North Pole. The children’s section is also excellent with lots of interactivity.More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Cheltenham T, Front Office Manager at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to visit, the newly installed WOW gallery was aimed at interaction with families so your feedback is greatly appreciated. You may be interested in a talk on February the 7th with Curator Ann-Rachael Harwood about Dr Edward Wilson’s unique...More

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