The Wilson holds the extensive collections of Cheltenham Borough. Particular highlights include our world renowned Arts and Crafts Movement collection, Designated as being of national importance; items relating to Cheltenham-born Dr Edward Wilson’s part in Captain Scott’s expeditions to the Antarctic; fine art, including the founding gift of Dutch and Belgian paintings from the Baron De Ferrieres; and a wealth of objects relating to the Cheltenham’s fascinating history. You can also find out about recent collections projects including Cheltenham and Gloucestershire during the First World War.
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Joseph Le Roy (1812-1860)
Joseph Le Roy was a painter from Brussels. He specialised in military scenes and animal paintings.
Andreas Schelfhout (1787-1870) and Jozef Moerenhout (1801-1875)
Landscape painter Andreas Schelfhout and figure painter Jozef Moerenhout collaborated on paintings.
Pierre Jean Hellemans (1787-1845)
Hellemans was a Brussels-based landscape painter, whose scenes provide a record of the landscape around the city.
Hendrick Cornelisz. van Vliet (about 1611-1675)
Hendrick Cornelisz. van Vliet was from Delft, and is best known for his church interiors and portraits of the people of...
Antarctic and Wilson Family Collection
The museum holds a unique collection of watercolours and drawings made by Edward Adrian Wilson, the explorer who...
The archaeology collection held by The Wilson contains a rich quantity of material relating to the prehistoric and...
Arts and Crafts Movement
The Wilson holds an internationally important Designated collection of the British Arts and Crafts Movement, inspired...
Cheltenham and Local History
The Wilson holds a large collection on the history of Cheltenham and the surrounding area, from Cheltenham's beginnings...
Costume and textiles
The museum's costume collection reflects the fashionable reputation the town maintained during the late 18th and...
The Wilson holds a rich and varied decorative art collection ranging through furniture, metalwork, ceramics, glass,...
Emery Walker Library
The Emery Walker Library is an important collection of books and associated material belonging to the printer and book...