Towns in Cheltenham Museum

Art Gallery & Museum
Clarence Street,
GL50 3JT
Tel: (+44) 01242  237431
Fax: (+44) 01242 262334
Email: ArtGallery@ 


Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum possesses an  internationally significant collection relating to the Arts and Crafts Movement,  recognised as outstanding by the award of Designated Museum status in 1998.  Particularly strong in furniture, the collection also includes silver, textiles,  ceramics and paintings, much of which was made by Cotswold craftsmen inspired by  William Morris.

Cheltenham is the most complete Regency town in Britain and the  museum houses a wide range of objects associated with its history. There is also  a gallery devoted to one of the town's famous sons, Edward Wilson, who died with  Captain Scott on their way back from the South Pole in 1912.

Dutch and Flemish paintings, donated by the Baron de Ferrieres  in 1898, are of particular interest. A fine collection of oriental ceramics has  been assembled from the many pieces brought back to Cheltenham by retiring civil  servants who had served in the Far East. There are additional displays of  archaeological treasures from the Cotswolds and a series of historical galleries  depicting life from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, as well as a programme  of special exhibitions changing regularly throughout the year.

Monday - Saturday 10.00-5.20
First Thursday in each month open at 11.00am
Sunday  2.00-4.20
Closed Bank Holidays and Easter Sunday

Admission free, donations welcome.
Location: 2 minutes from Cheltenham town centre, The  Promenade.