Brought to you by The Cheltenham Trust in Partnership with Cheltenham Borough Council, this award-winning gallery and museum offers a diverse range of displays, exhibitions, and events. The Wilson Art Gallery and Museum in Cheltenham reopened in July 2022 after a dynamic re-design.
From permanent museum collections including fine art, archaeology, local history and the outstanding Arts and Crafts Movement collection, to temporary displays, touring art exhibitions and a full events programme for children and adults alike, check cheltenhammuseum.org.uk to make sure you don’t miss anything!
Friends of The Wilson play a crucial role in supporting Cheltenham's award-winning Art Gallery and Museum. They enjoy a close involvement with The Wilson and make a real difference to what it can achieve.
There’s something for everyone, from the new Cheltenham Untold gallery where visitors can vote for what they’d like to see on display next; the exciting WOW children’s gallery; nationally acclaimed touring Body Beautiful: Diversity on the Catwalk free exhibition; and The Wilson’s Break The Cycle community exhibition in the new Sir Charles Irving Community Art Gallery.
Entertainment in The Wilson Kitchen Arts Cafe
The Wilson Kitchen arts café is becoming the place to be with its stylish mix of colourful interiors, artwork, music and great food. Performing monthly, the Gloucestershire-based five piece band will be bringing swing to Saturday afternoons at The Wilson Kitchen arts café. Come and enjoy their repertoire of classic swing tunes from the stylish café, bar and dance music of the 1920s to the 1950s, from western swing, boogie-woogie, some Latin numbers and a few more contemporary tunes adapted for the style. Full details here - Events programme.
Tours of The Wilson
For a personal insight into The Wilson or for a comprehensive guide of the renowned Arts & Crafts collections, please enquire about our range of tours. Arranged in advance, we are able to cater for intimate tours or larger groups. Tour prices start at just £4 per person (minimum group size 10 people). The tours are led by our friendly and knowledgeable guides, and last approximately one hour. By special arrangement they are able to offer tours led by our expert curators at a cost of £150 per group (maximum twenty people).
Hire Event Spaces
As well as a dedicated corporate meeting room, The Wilson has four floors housing extensive galleries for temporary exhibitions, including international/national touring shows, special highlights from The Wilson's collections, spaces to discover local heroes and archive collections, including the great Edward Wilson, and the internationally renowned Arts & Crafts collection, all of which are available to hire as a truly unique setting for your event. Room prices start from just £100.
The Wilson Art Gallery and Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 6pm, Sunday 10am to 4pm and The Wilson Kitchen is open Monday to Saturday 10am to 6pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm
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Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
- VAQAS VB Attraction
- All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
- Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Induction loop system in meeting room for talks lectures, etc.
- Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Handling tables
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
- Ramp/Level Access
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors
- On-Site café/restaurant - See website for cafe opening times.
- Conference facilities - Meeting room capacity - 35.
- Event Venue
- Open All Year
- Tea / Coffee Shop
- Approx length of visit - 01:00
- In town/city centre
- Indoor Attraction
- No Smoking Attraction
- Delta accepted
- MasterCard accepted
- Visa accepted
- Family Fun
- Marketed towards children
- Marketed towards families
Tours and Demonstrations
- Educational Visits Accepted
- Guided Tours Available for Groups - Advance booking required.
- Groups Accepted
|The Wilson - Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)|
|Tuesday - Saturday||10:00||- 18:00|
|The Wilson Kitchen Arts Cafe (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)|
|Monday - Saturday||10:00||- 18:00|
|Bank Holiday||10:00||- 16:00|
Nearest major road is M5. Follow the signs to the town centre.
Public Transport Directions
Nearest station is Cheltenham. Local Metro bus D or E to the town centre.