The Paper Store

The Paper Store houses changing displays from The Wilson’s archives. These relate to Dr Edward Adrian Wilson and the Wilson family, the history of Cheltenham, the Arts and Crafts Movement,

the Emery Walker Library and Cheltenham’s theatres. Many of the items in these displays are rarely seen – so this is a wonderful opportunity to explore the collection in more detail. This year’s

Paper Store theme is ‘Eminent Victorians’.

The Paper Store is closed for a short period during the spring and during the autumn, please call to check in advance that it is open.

The Paper Store Displays:

Emery Walker Library: On the Cover: Arts and Crafts Bookbinding until 31 March 2018

An all new display in the Paper Store from the Emery Walker Library featuring beautiful book bindings, the techniques of making them, from the 19th and 20th century, and bindings by Katherine Adams, Douglas Cockerell and TJ Cobden-Sanderson.

Partly completed book binding by TJ Cobden-Sanderson, 1895

Local History: Eminent Cheltonians

The displays show a selection of photographs and prints of eminent Cheltonians from the Victorian Era. Entertainment features, too, with a selection of playbills and programmes from Cheltenham theatres and the Town Hall. Displays celebrate museum founder, Edward Thomas Wilson’s achievements, as well as those of his more famous son, the Antarctic explorer Edward Adrian Wilson. We are also delighted to show a number of new acquisitions to the Wilson Family Collection, including watercolours and letters by Edward Adrian Wilson.

Prize-winning racing cyclist Mr A E Woodward, 1891

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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