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The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 7:45 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 7:45 PM
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Excellent local museum

Very good, changing exhibitions will keep you on your toes, it's much enhanced since being... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marcus G
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Stroud, United Kingdom
Great Antartic exhibition and Arts & Crafts

Really enjoyed the Wilson Museum. Very modern and well laid out. Great Shackleton Antarctic... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Barbara J
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Brecon Beacons National Park, 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 2 weeks ago

Very good, changing exhibitions will keep you on your toes, it's much enhanced since being extended. Very enjoyable. Staff are helpful too.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Marcus G
TheWilsonChelt, Guest Relations Manager at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your excellent feedback, we're delighted that you are enjoying our programme of exhibitions and the additional gallery space we now have. Our spring programme is out now so do keep an eye on our website for upcoming events.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the Wilson Museum. Very modern and well laid out. Great Shackleton Antarctic exhibition currently running and enjoyed the Arts and Crafts. Allied modern local craft shop (good quality), historic Cheltenham and cafe.More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Barbara J
TheWilsonChelt, General Manager at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback, this is a fantastic summarisation of the Wilson. We have the finest Arts & Crafts collection outside of London. On top of that we have an excellent Fine Art Collection including some known Dutch masters like Jan Steen and Gabriel...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was looking for WW1 stuff since the old WW1 Museum is no more. It has a small collection of what WW1 meant to Cheltenham as well as a modern art display. There are also rooms displaying art and others on local history which are all...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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TheWilsonChelt, General Manager at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We greatly appreciate you taking the time to visit and to leave feedback upon your experience. Our open archive does hold wonderful items tracing back to Cheltenham during WW1 and the impact It had on the people of our town. A very fitting display that...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

THIS cafe/ restaurant SHOULD attract MORE people than it seems to, especially where it is located, AND with the food which is available

Date of experience: December 2018
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TheWilsonChelt, Guest Relations Manager at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your great review of our café. The menu offers a wide range of excellent cold and hot food and on the cafe's first floor you can view our current community exhibition too!

Reviewed 6 December 2018

The present exhibition of Shacklton’s expedition to the Antarctic featuring Hurley’s fabulous photography (and film!) is for me the very best I have seen at the Wilson. The story it depicts is extraordinary enough ... the photographs (all captured on fragile glass plates in sub...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jim m
TheWilsonChelt, Guest Relations Manager at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are very fortunate to have this exhibition in Cheltenham and it also connects with our Antarctic holdings of Edward A Wilson and the Scott Polar expeditions. It is a powerful story of survival in the most atrocious conditions...More

Reviewed 23 November 2018

We always go when in Cheltenham to look at the Arts and Crafts room and any local exhibitions of interest. Great cafe and shop too.More

Date of experience: November 2018
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TheWilsonChelt, General Manager at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review, The Wilson is very centrally located in the town and it's wonderful to hear that you are a regular visitor. We have an exciting line up of exhibits throughout 2019, these will be updated on our website as they...More

Reviewed 15 November 2018

foodlover079 - you’ve made the same mistake as me. I too loved the old museum, attending regularly with the family. So much history and things of interest concerning Cheltenham. Was therefore very disappointed when the much heralded new building was opened. Minimalist displays of “art”....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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TheWilsonChelt, Guest Relations Manager at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the feedback on your experience at The Wilson. We are pleased to that you enjoyed re-visiting the museum collection and seeing all the items you remember but sorry to hear that you did not find it easy to locate. We have been...More

Reviewed 9 November 2018

So many collections have been left to the Cheltenham Museum including the Summerfield & the Isher legacys. So I was disappointed on a recent visit , the first for years - that I thought the old museum was so much better and more local than...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 21 November 2018

Thank you taking the time to leave feedback, we like to take everyone's experience in the galleries and the museum in to consideration whilst looking for ways to improve future exhibitions. It is a shame you did not feel the connection with the Listening Station...More

Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed the paintings and some of the more historical sections (Romans’) etc there is a fairly large emphasis on brown furniture and arts and crafts which I wasn’t interested in. Worth a look though and it’s freeMore

Date of experience: November 2018
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TheWilsonChelt, Guest Relations Manager at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback, we're pleased that you enjoyed seeing our history and fine art galleries. We do have a variety of different exhibits and collections to appeal to a wide range of interests plus a programme of temporary exhibitions so do keep an...More

Reviewed 29 October 2018

I was pleasantly surprised as this is a well set out museum and gallery with a great deal of interesting local and broader history and paintings. I particularly enjoyed the archive area with a special WWI exhibition. Excellent for Arts and Crafts for which The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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TheWilsonChelt, Guest Relations Manager at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your excellent feedback on what we have to offer at The Wilson. We're delighted that you enjoyed our collections and facilities! Our spring programme is now out so do keep an eye on our website for upcoming events and exhibitions.

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Sorry for delay in replying. I don't know anything about Graham Gardiner. Hope you get some information. Best wishes, Tina
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