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The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum

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A gallery to visit

This gallery is excellent - very helpful staff give advice on places to visit/eat and provide maps... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
lyndel4
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Great Stopoff for Culture and Coffee

I have popped in here a couple of times for both the Museum and Art Gallery. Always pleasant with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dawnflake
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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 4 days ago

This gallery is excellent - very helpful staff give advice on places to visit/eat and provide maps and guides. The café provides delicious foods, home made soup or yummy cakes - very comfortable and pleasant surroundings - or sit outside in the sun and enjoy...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have popped in here a couple of times for both the Museum and Art Gallery. Always pleasant with very helpful staff. The cafe on the ground floor also serves great food and drink.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dawnflake
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking to go to a museum that exhibits lots of historical and cultural displays, this museum is definitely for you. Very modern, and the staff were lovely.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank bethywood
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed a walk around this centrally located building. The history related to the Antarctic expedition was our favourite - the "Archive" room giving it extra meaning. But there were many and varied subjects covered in a well presented manner. Charges are by suggested donation....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 30 December 2018

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 4 January 2019

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 16 December 2018

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
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TheWilsonChelt, General Manager at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2018

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 15 December 2018 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
Thank Jangtravels
TheWilsonChelt, General Manager at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2018

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 13 December 2018

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
1  Thank Jim M
TheWilsonChelt, Guest Relations Manager at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2019

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 5 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 4 January 2019

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 22 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
1  Thank JohnSue94
TheWilsonChelt, General Manager at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2018

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

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