We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum

Closed Now: 09:30 - 17:15
Open today: 09:30 - 17:15
Review Highlights
Generally good gallery

Really enjoyed the paintings and some of the more historical sections (Romans’) etc there is a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Burntwood, United Kingdom
via mobile
Well worth a visit - should have visited years ago!

I was pleasantly surprised as this is a well set out museum and gallery with a great deal of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chipping Campden, United Kingdom
Read all 388 reviews
All photos (130)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
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
Closed Now
Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:15
See all hours
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Clarence Street, Cheltenham GL50 3JT, England
+44 1242 237431
Reviews (388)
Filter reviews
384 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews interesting exhibits local history antarctic explorer furniture collection wide range of exhibits craft shop worth a visit excellent cafe an eclectic mix free entry enjoyable visit two hours cake centre of town entrance fee guild pottery
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 384 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago

foodlover079 - you’ve made the same mistake as me. I too loved the old museum, attending regularly with the family. So much history and things of interest concerning Cheltenham. Was therefore very disappointed when the much heralded new building was opened. Minimalist displays of “art”....More

1  Thank Z-not-ZEE
Reviewed 1 week ago

So many collections have been left to the Cheltenham Museum including the Summerfield & the Isher legacys. So I was disappointed on a recent visit , the first for years - that I thought the old museum was so much better and more local than...More

Thank foodlover079
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the paintings and some of the more historical sections (Romans’) etc there is a fairly large emphasis on brown furniture and arts and crafts which I wasn’t interested in. Worth a look though and it’s free

1  Thank 92glennw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was pleasantly surprised as this is a well set out museum and gallery with a great deal of interesting local and broader history and paintings. I particularly enjoyed the archive area with a special WWI exhibition. Excellent for Arts and Crafts for which The...More

1  Thank Bookbag123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really interesting art gallery and museum and welcoming staff. Great bonus to the city center and escape from the bustle of the nearby shops. Very relaxing atmosphere. Café had very helpful staff but limited menu so a bit disappointing.

Thank 377Rosa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a good repeat visit the Wilson today,always a pleasure as there is so much to see.The place is like a tardis,you keep going from one interesting room to another and another and another.Wonderful displays of paintings,furniture and porcelain.Brilliant.

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A quirky free museum with a lot of history. Great shop and cafe and an eclectic mix of artifacts. I liked the paintings

Thank BazRex
Reviewed 5 October 2018

A great museum in the centre of the town filled with a mix of paintings ceramics and furniture. The arts and crafts collection is very impressive with furniture items designed by Voysey, Gimson, the Barnsley brothers as well as members of the guild of craftsmen...More

Thank kishere t
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

This place is set in a great location near the centre of town . The food in the cafe is excellent and the museum is breath taking . Th staff in the Wilson Cafe and the information centre are really friendly. I would recommend this...More

Thank LaserxWright
Reviewed 5 October 2018

We have visited here on a number of occasions. As a Cheltenham born and bred 70 year old, I appreciate reminiscing over the exhibits. On of our granddaughters used the history of Edward Wilson for a school project.More

Thank Percy W
Cheltenham T, Front Office Manager at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It is so pleasing to hear the different generations visiting and looking through our collections, we are having a new exhibition on the second floor about Shackleton and the antarctic expeditions; Enduring eye opens on November 24th. Thank you for visiting and we hope to...More

View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 24 nearby hotels
Strozzi Palace Boutique Suites by Mansley
394 reviews
.06 km away
Premier Inn Cheltenham Town Centre
314 reviews
.18 km away
The George Hotel
593 reviews
.34 km away
Central Hotel Cheltenham
329 reviews
.35 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 499 nearby restaurants
778 reviews
.10 km away
820 reviews
.07 km away
The White Spoon
496 reviews
.04 km away
Well Walk Tea Room
501 reviews
.04 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 168 nearby attractions
Everyman Theatre
396 reviews
.25 km away
Neptune Fountain
146 reviews
.19 km away
The Minotaur and the Hare
46 reviews
.27 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
26 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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