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The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum

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Museum ok but art gallery disappointing

The highlight of the museum is the Arts and Crafts section and the small room dedicated to Wilson... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
canoesrus
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Inverness, United Kingdom
Arts and Craft expo

In this building on the second floor, you will find a jewel of sorts, it's a very good exhibition... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Paris, 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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Clarence Street, Cheltenham GL50 3JT, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The highlight of the museum is the Arts and Crafts section and the small room dedicated to Wilson who died with Scott at North Pole. The children’s section is also excellent with lots of interactivity.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

In this building on the second floor, you will find a jewel of sorts, it's a very good exhibition of mainly English Arts and Crafts, there are to be found some very nice pieces it's well worth a visit if you are lucky enough to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thought we could pretty much do this museum and art gallery in a hour or so but we were wrong as there is a huge amount to see. The history of this place is interesting as it was started by donations from a few...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having read about he Wilson beforehand we went mainly for tourist information. The desk staff were very helpful with information and ideas and recommended a visit to the Wilson galleries upstairs which contained some paintings a very interesting archive room and galleries with arts and...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2018

We ended up spending the whole morning here due to a sudden shower of rain. Its a pretty eclectic mix of items ranging across art, furniture (special focus on "Arts and Craft Movement", local history and archaeology arranged across a maze like network of rooms...More

Thank Gordon2112
Reviewed 1 August 2018

This museum from the outside does not look that big and it looks like you could cover it in a short time. However much like Dr Who's Tardis- appearances are deceptive! There are so many rooms inside to explore- some with art exhibitions, some with...More

1  Thank terrycooper49
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Not so many famour artworks as you would see in a city art museum, but the collection here is interesting. We have seen a second edition of the Communist Manifesto by Marx and Engels.

Thank Angshu_Kolkata
Reviewed 26 June 2018

It was a good way of killing about 90 minutes. The paintings didn't do it for us, but the exhibits were very good - lots of history up to and including the Antarctic expedition of Scott (local interest). Some excellent Egyptian items caught my eye,...More

Thank Martin G
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

This museum has been extended and has some very well presented displays. The Arts and Crafts furniture collection was a particular highlight for me. There is a good display about Edward Wilson, after whom the museum is named.More

1  Thank PDSK13
Cheltenham T, Public Relations Manager at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Thank you for your kind comments, we are very pleased to hear you found our displays well presented and enjoyed looking around the collections. The story of Edward Adrian Wilson and his expeditions to the Antarctic is fascinating, and the watercolours he did are a...More

Reviewed 15 June 2018

We were very much more impressed by this museum than we expected to be. The paintings on the ground floor are mainly unexceptional and the installation on the third floor didn't detain us for more than a minute but we were enthralled by the fantastic...More

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Cheltenham T, Public Relations Manager at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Thank you for your review on your visit to The Wilson. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the Arts and Crafts display, showcasing our highly regarded designated collection. It’s a shame to hear you did not enjoy the fine art display, but we understand...More

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Response from CotswoldTina | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for delay in replying. I don't know anything about Graham Gardiner. Hope you get some information. Best wishes, Tina
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