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The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum

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Arts and Craft expo

In this building on the second floor, you will find a jewel of sorts, it's a very good exhibition... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2018
608douglas
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Paris, France
An awful lot to see

We thought we could pretty much do this museum and art gallery in a hour or so but we were wrong as... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
sheepygold
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london
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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 11 September 2018

In this building on the second floor, you will find a jewel of sorts, it's a very good exhibition of mainly English Arts and Crafts, there are to be found some very nice pieces it's well worth a visit if you are lucky enough to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

We thought we could pretty much do this museum and art gallery in a hour or so but we were wrong as there is a huge amount to see. The history of this place is interesting as it was started by donations from a few...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 26 August 2018

Having read about he Wilson beforehand we went mainly for tourist information. The desk staff were very helpful with information and ideas and recommended a visit to the Wilson galleries upstairs which contained some paintings a very interesting archive room and galleries with arts and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

We ended up spending the whole morning here due to a sudden shower of rain. Its a pretty eclectic mix of items ranging across art, furniture (special focus on "Arts and Craft Movement", local history and archaeology arranged across a maze like network of rooms...More

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

we appreciate your visit and thoughtful feedback, our World War 1 open archive and third floor exhibition The Listening Station has poignant reflections to commemorate 100 years since the end of world war one, it’s great that you spend the time to see it. We...More

Reviewed 1 August 2018

This museum from the outside does not look that big and it looks like you could cover it in a short time. However much like Dr Who's Tardis- appearances are deceptive! There are so many rooms inside to explore- some with art exhibitions, some with...More

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

Thank you for your review, it is pleasing to know that the local connections within our museum such as the Adrian Wilson Antarctic exploration section is as engaging to visitors as it is to us. Donations are greatly appreciated as we are a charity organisation,...More

Reviewed 27 June 2018

Not so many famour artworks as you would see in a city art museum, but the collection here is interesting. We have seen a second edition of the Communist Manifesto by Marx and Engels.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

It was a good way of killing about 90 minutes. The paintings didn't do it for us, but the exhibits were very good - lots of history up to and including the Antarctic expedition of Scott (local interest). Some excellent Egyptian items caught my eye,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

This museum has been extended and has some very well presented displays. The Arts and Crafts furniture collection was a particular highlight for me. There is a good display about Edward Wilson, after whom the museum is named.More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Cheltenham T, Public Relations Manager at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Thank you for your kind comments, we are very pleased to hear you found our displays well presented and enjoyed looking around the collections. The story of Edward Adrian Wilson and his expeditions to the Antarctic is fascinating, and the watercolours he did are a...More

Reviewed 15 June 2018

We were very much more impressed by this museum than we expected to be. The paintings on the ground floor are mainly unexceptional and the installation on the third floor didn't detain us for more than a minute but we were enthralled by the fantastic...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Cheltenham T, Public Relations Manager at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Thank you for your review on your visit to The Wilson. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the Arts and Crafts display, showcasing our highly regarded designated collection. It’s a shame to hear you did not enjoy the fine art display, but we understand...More

Reviewed 4 June 2018

My wife and I visited Cheltenham for the first time recently and had a Friday night stay. On the Saturday morning we went to The Wilson and not having been before didn't know what to expect, but we do like to check out local galleries...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Cheltenham T, Public Relations Manager at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

We are glad you enjoyed your visit to The Wilson. Our Arts and Crafts Collection has a status of designated importance and is a must see, it’s great to hear you were impressed. We do also have specialist talks and tours on our collections, including...More

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