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The Wilson

The Wilson

Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum

Cheltenham Attractions

Cheltenham's major exciting new attraction is The Wilson - Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, which opened to the public on 5 October 2013.  This elegant and stylish building, designed by architects Berman Guedes Stretton, has something for everybody, whether they are local to the area, or coming to Cheltenham for the first time.  With a gallery dedicated to their extensive fine art collection, a space to  discover more about local heroes - including Cheltenham born Edward Wilson (one of Scott's key men on his 1912 expedition to Antarctica), a re-interpreted Arts and Crafts gallery and two superb temporary exhibition galleries for showing national and international touring shows - this is an attraction not to be missed.

Another important Cheltenham born son is Holst, composer of 'The Planets'.  His birthplace can be found in Clarence Road on the north side of the town - 2014 was a year of celebration with 100 years since Holst composed his most famous musical score.

If you are interested in the sporting history of the racecourse, wander through the Hall of Fame at Cheltenham Racecourse, or if you want to take in more art in a variety of locations, try The Gardens Gallery in Montpellier Gardens, Whitewall Gallery at the back of Cavendish House on the Promenade, or Castle Fine Art nearby.  There are also smaller galleries within the town to enjoy, or even buy a picture to suit your taste.

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  1. Montpellier Caryatids

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    Montpellier Caryatids

    Type

    Sub-Attraction

    Cheltenham

    Don't miss Cheltenham's most iconic image: The Caryatids in Montpellier. These 'armless ladies' are a type of column which support the architectural facades of the chic boutiques in Montpellier Walk. Dating from 1840 they are loosely based on classic

  2. The Promenade and Long Gardens

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    The Promenade and Long Gardens

    Type

    Garden

    Cheltenham

    Cheltenham's famous Promenade dates back to 1818 when the avenue of elms and horse chestnut trees were first planted. Its colourful Long Gardens are laid out with an ever-changing display of ornamental bedding plants.

  3. Cineworld Cheltenham

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    Cineworld Cheltenham

    Type

    Cinema

    Cheltenham

    Cineworld Cheltenham is an 11 screen cinema located within The Brewery complex. The cinema is surrounded by an arrangement of restaurants, bars and a multi-storey car park.

  4. Sandford Park

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    Sandford Park

    Type

    Garden

    Cheltenham

    Situated at the end of the High Street, Sandford Park is one of Cheltenham's lesser known treasures. The tiny River Chelt, which takes its name from the town, flows through Sandford Park.

  5. Painswick Rococo Garden

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    Painswick Rococo Garden

    Type

    Garden

    Painswick

    This unique Garden restoration, situated in a hidden valley, dates from a period when 18th century gentle folk were creating flamboyant pleasure grounds in which to entertain their guests.

  6. Everyman Theatre

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    Everyman Theatre

    Type

    Venue Provider

    Cheltenham

    The Everyman is Gloucestershire's theatre - and has been serving the county (and beyond) since 1891.

  7. Leisure-at-Cheltenham

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    Leisure-at-Cheltenham

    Type

    Leisure/Swimming Pool

    Cheltenham

    With such a large range of activities available in Cheltenham there really is something for everyone.

  8. Secret Cottage

    Secret Cottage

    Type

    Cottage Garden

    A six hour day tour of picturesque hidden North Cotswold villages that includes an invitation to Becky's private thatched cottage.

  9. Holst Birthplace Museum

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    Holst Birthplace Museum

    Type

    Museum

    Cheltenham

    Special September Opening

    The Museum will be open for two weeks before major building begins to restore the building to its former splendour following a flood in June 2016. The Music Room, exhibition space and basement rooms including the kitchen will be open for visitors to explore for free...

  10. Hardwick Gallery

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    Hardwick Gallery

    Type

    Gallery

    St Paul's Road, Cheltenham

    Hardwick Gallery is an exciting new initiative within the refurbished Hardwick campus at the University of Gloucestershire. The gallery presents a dynamic programme of public exhibitions, talks and discussions, and offers both a learning environment and a new regional centre to experience...

  11. Cheltenham Racecourse

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    Cheltenham Racecourse

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    Venue Provider

    Cheltenham

    The venue for 17 race meetings, featuring The Festival in March and The Open in November, plus conference, events, Sunday market & music festivals.

  12. St Mary's Minster

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    St Mary's Minster

    Type

    Church/Chapel

    CHELTENHAM

    Cheltenham’s oldest building

  13. Bacon Theatre

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    Bacon Theatre

    Type

    Theatre

    Cheltenham

    Located in the beautifully landscaped grounds of Dean Close School, the Bacon Theatre, Prince Michael Hall and Tuckwell Amphitheatre are fast becoming favoured venues in Gloucestershire for a memorable night out.

  14. The Hare and the Minotaur

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    The Hare and the Minotaur

    Type

    Sub-Attraction

    Cheltenham

    Here is some background information about the Hare and Minotaur sculpture. The sculpture was initially part of a temporary exhibition of the work of Gloucestershire based artist Sophie Ryder at the Cheltenham Museum and Art Gallery and it was create

  15. Pittville Pump Room

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    Pittville Pump Room

    Type

    Historic Site

    Cheltenham

    Pittville Pump Room is a beautiful, historic Grade One listed property set in parkland at pittville used for cultural, commercial and community events.

  16. Imperial Gardens

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    Imperial Gardens

    Type

    Garden

    Cheltenham

    Imperial Gardens, which can be found at the rear of the Town Hall, were originally planted out for the exclusive use of subscribers to the Sherborne Spa, which was constructed in 1818 on the site where the Queen's Hotel now stands.

  17. Montpellier Gardens

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    Montpellier Gardens

    Type

    Garden

    Cheltenham

    Montpellier Gardens lie close to the town centre and are an important part of Cheltenham's regency landscape. Many of the buildings surrounding the gardens are listed grade 1. The site has been owned by the borough council since 1893 and is part of the Cheltenham Central Conservation Area which, at...

  18. Tewkesbury Abbey, Tewkesbury

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    Tewkesbury Abbey

    Type

    Abbey/Priory

    Tewkesbury

    A magnificent 12th Century Abbey Church, with excellent stained glass and a beautiful vaulted ceiling the Abbey is still in use as a Parish Church a daily basis with an excellent shop and tea room and a fine musical tradition

  19. The Gardens Gallery

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    The Gardens Gallery

    Type

    Arts Centre

    Cheltenham

    The Gardens Gallery is Cheltenham's Community Art Gallery for local artists to exhibit their work to the public, and for other arts-related activities.

  20. The Playhouse Theatre

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    The Playhouse Theatre

    Type

    Theatre

    Cheltenham

    Welcome to Cheltenham Playhouse - Cheltenham's intimate community theatre.

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