Planning a Visit

Essential information, opening times & contact details



9.30 – 5.15


9.30 – 5.15


9.30 – 5.15


9.30 – 7.45


9.30 – 5.15


9.30 – 5.15


11 - 4

  • We are closed on 24, 25, 26 & 31st December, 1 January and Easter Sunday.

  • Clarence Street | Cheltenham | GL50 3JT
  • Tel: 01242 237431
  • E-mail:
  • Photography - please note photography is not permitted in the temporary exhibition galleries at The Wilson.
  • Internal floorplan - download a PDF of our floorplan ahead of your visit, please click here.
  • Disabled access -  Lift to every floor, disabled toilets located on every floor, assistance dogs are permitted at The Wilson, wheelchair loan is available on request.

The Wilson Shop

  • Don't forget to browse the exciting range of books, souvenirs, toys, cards and postcards in The Wilson Shop.

The Wilson Cafe

  • Tel: 01242 257441

The Guild at 51

  • Tel: 01242 245215

Tourist Information Centre

  • Tel: 01242 237431 (option 3)

The Wilson Tourist Information Centre is located on the ground floor - as part of the main information desk - where you will be able to find out what's on, where to stay and where to go in Cheltenham and the wider Gloucestershire and Cotswolds area.

For more information about visiting Cheltenham, click here. To download a map of the town, click here.

Special closure times:

The Friends gallery: currently open.

The Friends Gallery will be closed from 5pm on 1 June for a special Volunteers’ Week event, Volunteers’ Week Talks. For more information on this event or to book, please visit or call 01242 237431

The Paper Store: At times, we close The Paper Store temporarily as we rotate the displays shown there. The objects in the Paper Store are rotated for conservation purposes as well as to highlight different areas of the collection. The Paper Store will continue to display material relating the Wilson Family Collection, the Cheltenham Collection, the Emery Walker library and the Arts and Crafts Movement Archive.

Hiring, tours and birthday parties

If you would like to find out more about hiring the spaces around The Wilson, please click here, or contact

How to get here

The Wilson, Cheltenham's art gallery and museum, is just two minutes' walk away from The Promenade, the shopping centre of Cheltenham, and a similar distance from the High Street, and the main coach and bus station in Royal Well.

Arriving by train in Cheltenham, the choice for getting to the town centre is bus D, a taxi or an energising walk of one mile through Regency Cheltenham.

Arriving by car, there is a car park in Chester Walk immediately behind the Art Gallery & Museum, and parking bays for disabled visitors close by. Please click here for car parking locations within the town

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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

Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum
Clarence Street
GL50 3JT
Tel: 01242 237431