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The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum

  • Fodor's Choice

Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's Review

Reenovated in 2013, this museum and art gallery shows off its treasures with aplomb. From the 1880s onward, Cheltenham was at the forefront of the Arts and Crafts movement and this is still demonstrated by the fine displays of William Morris textiles, furniture by Charles Voysey, and wood and metal pieces by Ernest Gimson. Decorative arts, such as Chinese ceramics, are also well represented, and British artists, including Stanley Spencer, Vanessa Bell, and Jake and Dinos Chapman, make their mark. The Summerfield Galleries demonstrate life through the ages in easily digestible chunks. Exhibits on Cheltenham's history complete the picture; one is devoted to Edward Wilson, who traveled with Robert Scott to the Antarctic on Scott's ill-fated 1912 expedition.

Sight Information

Address:

Clarence St., Cheltenham, GL50 3JT, England

Phone:

01242-237431

Sight Details:

  • Free

Published 08/30/2016

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