Breaking New Ground

The Wilson

Welcome to The Wilson, Gloucestershire’s premier art gallery and museum home to an internationally significant museum collection of exceptional quality and variety, changing displays of our Designated Arts and Crafts Movement collection, fine art collections, and The Paper Store, which houses our fascinating archives relating to Antarctic explorer Edward A. Wilson, Cheltenham’s history and the Emery Walker Library.

We’re currently preparing for two major new exhibitions, BREAKING_NEW GROUND and A Window into The Wilson, opening on Saturday 11th November.

In preparation, visitors will be able to access our Paper Store and the Friends Gallery, while other areas of the museum (the collection galleries on the second floor including the Arts and Crafts Movement gallery and Local History galleries) will be closed on the following days:

  • Tuesday 31st October
  • Wednesday 1st November
  • Thursday 2nd November
  • Tuesday 7th November
  • Wednesday 8th November

Queen Victoria in Paris
2017 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. www.wilsoncafe.co.uk



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

THE WILSON
Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum
Clarence Street
Cheltenham
GL50 3JT
Tel: 01242 237431
www.thewilson.org.uk