Our collections include
Our vast collections include items from all the categories shown below; and particular highlights include items relating to Cheltenham-born Edward Wilson's part in Scott's Antarctic
Expedition, outstanding examples of Arts and Crafts Movement pieces, a broad collection of fine art, including the original gift of Dutch and Belgian paintings from Baron De Ferrieres, and a wealth of objects relating to the fascinating history of Cheltenham.
- Arts and Crafts Movement
- Cheltenham Local History
- Costume and Textiles
- Decorative Arts
- Edward Wilson and the Wilson Family Collection
- Emery Walker
- Fine Art
- Natural History
Our collections online
You can now find over 2,950 of our objects in our collections available on line
and these are constantly being added to.
Discover another 500 selected archaeology, art, costume and jewellery, Cheltenham, and world cultures objects
You can also search for all our continental and European paintings and all our oil paintings at BBC Your Paintings
, and you can find more specialist information about our European paintings at www.nicepaintings.org
IF you are looking to buy images of the objects in the collections, around 500 images of these can be found at Bridgeman Images
. Go to Advanced search and search for Cheltenham.
Limitations of space and the fragile nature of some of the Museum's
objects mean that not everything is on show at The Wilson. The items that are kept in
store may be seen by appointment. Please make a note of the accession
number, found at the end of the object description, and contact us if
you wish to see a particular object.
Arts and Crafts Online Collections
Use the Arts and Crafts Museum button to the left to view our Arts and Crafts website at with online exhibitions and much more. Find out more about it by liking us on Facebook
and follow us on twitter @ArtsCraftsChelt
Tour our collections
Our Visitor Services team and specialist volunteers offer guided tours of our collections. If you would like to find out more about what tours are available, and how to arrange them, please click here
Museum development blog
You can also read the blog we wrote during the redevelopment. This was a revealing insight behind the scenes whilst we packed up, stored and reinstated our collections throughout the historic redevelopment of The Wilson between 2011 and 2013.