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We are a part of a Charity Organisation - The Cheltenham Trust

The Wilson – a place where everyone is welcome.

As a charity heritage site The Wilson needs your support to continue to open its doors and provide enriching experiences for residents and visitors alike. Monetary donations no matter how small contributes to the legacy of The Wilson – Cheltenham’s local art gallery and museum. It costs over £700,000 to run The Wilson Art Gallery and Museum each year, this enables us to provide high quality exhibitions, fascinating displays of our collection and enriching learning activity for all ages.

So to continue to be able to open our doors for generations to come we need your support.

Be inspired by the likes of the Baron de Ferrieres who kicked off the art Gallery side of The Wilson with a donation of 43 Dutch and Flemish Masters from the 17th century and £1000 in 1898; and Dr Edward Thomas Wilson who petitioned and helped open the Museum aspect of the gallery in 1907.

In the words of Dr Edward Thomas Wilson the museum “must have in it the inherent power of expansion and development” and a donation from you can make that possible.

You can Donate Online now…

£2 can help bring Children Trails to life or support #FirstThursdaysChelt events

£5 can purchase pencils for the art activities and events held here

£10 can purchase a pack of melinex pockets for safe storage of paper items

£20 can purchase a new mount for an item of our collection to be displayed

£50 can purchase a specially made book support to display one of our books


Support The Cheltenham Trust

The Cheltenham Trust is a charity that enriches the lives of visitors and residents of Cheltenham and beyond through art, heritage, sport and play.

We work hard in the community with our partners to make a positive change to people’s lives, of all ages and backgrounds. From applying for funding for community projects, right through to delivery, our goal is to increase awareness and access to culture, art, heritage, sport, health & wellbeing.

We are always looking for new partners and ideas and welcome new engagement, so if you live in the community and feel that there is a possible project that we may be able to help you with, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

How can you help?

Thank You's

Thank you to everyone who has supported The Wilson on our journey so far:

The Summerfield Trust
The Monument Trust
The Foyle Foundation
Friends of the Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum
Garfield Weston Foundation
Finnis Scott Foundation
Edward Cadbury Charitable Trust
W A Cadbury Charitable Trust
CB & HH Taylor 1984 Charitable Trust
Alan Cadbury Trust
Charles Irving Charitable Trust
D G Albright Foundation
Langtree Trust

Cheltenham Borough Council
The Heritage Lottery Fund
Museum, Librariesand Archives Council
University of Gloucestershire
Arts Council England

Friends of Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum


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Donating to the Cheltenham Trust will support future art, culture and sport activity and much more…

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