The Wilson

The Wilson, Cheltenham’s newly extended Art Gallery & Museum reopened its doors to the public on 5 October 2013 with a new building housing expansive fine art and touring exhibition galleries for the first time.

Renewed gallery spaces allow visitors to explore highlights from the Museum’s collections - including a new gallery space dedicated to the internationally renowned Arts & Crafts collection, open archives showing tales of local heroes, including the great Edward Wilson (one of Scott's key men on his 1912 expedition to Antarctica) and temporary exhibition spaces filled with varied programming including fun shows for families.

We have a packed programme of exhibitions and events for 2014. Coming soon: Ahead of the Curve, Cheltenham Illustration Awards and the Jerwood Drawing Prize. Click here to see the full autumn/winter 2014 What's On leaflet covering September - December.

The Wilson
Ahead of the curve


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.



Open daily 9.30am - 5.15pm
(Closed Easter Sunday)

Admission free

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