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The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum

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Very good

This is a very good museum and art gallery. There is a fantastic display of furniture and other... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2019
Adventurers049
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Brisbane, Australia
Nice to visit.

Very intersting museum, close to the High Street. Many things to see and to learn about... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2019
ekad33
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Dourdan, France
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Four new floors house extensive galleries for temporary exhibitions - for international / national touring shows, special highlights from our collections and fun shows for families - space to discover local heroes and archive collections, including...more
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I hate to be critical of free art and history but their isn't really anything that stands out here. There's a lot of quite old furniture but I started to feel like I was at a flea market rather than a museum. It'll keep you...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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TheWilsonChelt, Front Office Manager at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are disappointed to hear your impression of our collections during your recent visit. As well as the arts and crafts movement furniture our collections include fine art, local history, archaeology, ceramics and the story of Edward Wilson the Antarctic explorer. Our temporary exhibition programme...More

Reviewed August 14, 2019

This is a very good museum and art gallery. There is a fantastic display of furniture and other items of the Arts and Crafts movement.More

Date of experience: August 2019
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TheWilsonChelt, Guest Relations Manager at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for the feedback on your visit to The Wilson. It's great to hear that you enjoyed our varied collections and you may be interested in our autumn exhibition "Observation, Imagination and Making" which focuses on the work of Ernest Gimson, one of the...More

Reviewed August 6, 2019

Very intersting museum, close to the High Street. Many things to see and to learn about Cheltenham's History.More

Date of experience: August 2019
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TheWilsonChelt, Guest Relations Manager at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your feedback on our collections, its good to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We are proud to have a variety of exhibits on display from our fine art, local history, Edward Wilson and Arts and Crafts Movement collections. Do...More

Reviewed August 6, 2019

Took my 6 year old Grandson for something to do. It was wonderful. There was a type of word search. Letters were put around the museum and when all collected would make a sentence. There was also a guide with questions for the children for...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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TheWilsonChelt, Guest Relations Manager at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the feedback on your visit to The Wilson with your grandson. We're delighted to hear that you both enjoyed spending time on the letter search and exhibit discovery trails. It's also lovely to hear that you plan to come back...More

Reviewed August 5, 2019

The galleries are all on the upper floors. Unfortunately the bulk of the ground floor is occupied by a monolithic desk which is the tourist information centre apparently. A few desultory card spinners offer a poor selection of cards, most not relevant to this museum....More

Date of experience: August 2019
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TheWilsonChelt, Guest Relations Manager at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the feedback on your recent visit to The Wilson. We offer a varied programme of temporary exhibitions and it's really good to hear that you enjoyed our fine art, local history and Arts and Crafts Movement collections. We are disappointed to hear...More

Reviewed August 3, 2019

We came to see the Cheltenham Art Gallery since its major rebuild in 2013, when it was renamed the Wilson. This is in honour of the polar explorer, Edward Wilson. It now has 4 new floors which house extensive galleries for exhibitions. It is well...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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TheWilsonChelt, Guest Relations Manager at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for the lovely review of your recent visit to The Wilson. We are proud of our varied collections and our aim is to make our building and exhibitions accessible to all. It's great to hear that you explored The Wilson so thoroughly! Please...More

Reviewed July 29, 2019 via mobile

The Wilson is located centrally in the town and is around a mile and a quarter on foot from Cheltenham Spa railway station. The museum is set up on three levels with lift or stairs to move between floors. There are several interesting paintings on...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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TheWilsonChelt, Guest Relations Manager at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the review of your visit to The Wilson. We are fortunate to have a variety of collections to exhibit and it's great to hear that you found so much of interest in both our fine art and museum collections. If...More

Reviewed June 24, 2019

Lovely Museum with many exhibits both old and new, well worth visiting, they even provide Tour Guides at set times.More

Date of experience: June 2019
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TheWilsonChelt, Guest Relations Manager at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2019

Thank you for kindly leaving feedback from your visit to the galleries. We do run tours of the Arts & Crafts every Thursday and Saturday with our incredibly knowledgeable specialist Dave. Do pop back when you can as we have an interesting series of artist...More

Reviewed June 14, 2019

A genuinely delightful museum on three floors with the bulk of the collection at the top. The many varied exhibits are well displayed, and the space of interconnecting rooms means each section has its own prominence and interest. We were adults but the area set...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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TheWilsonChelt, Front Office Manager at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2019

Thank you very much for your review, we're delighted that you enjoyed your visit to The Wilson and plan to come back! Do keep an eye on our website for details of upcoming temporary exhibitions and events linked to our collections so that you can...More

Reviewed June 5, 2019

The Wilson isn't a large Museum/Gallery, but it is worth a visit especially if it is raining as you can pass a couple of very interesting hours. An impressive Arts & Crafts section and good local history. We caught the last day of an art...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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TheWilsonChelt, Front Office Manager at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2019

We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to The Wilson, thank you for your feedback. We have an on-going programme of events linked with our collections as well as temporary exhibitions so if you plan to visit again do keep an eye...More

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