The Friends of the Wilson
The Friends play a crucial role in supporting Cheltenham’s award-winning Art Gallery & Museum. They are invited to a wide-ranging programme of talks, social events, private views, excursions and tours and receive a regular newsletter. They also enjoy free entry to paying exhibitions, and discounts in the Wilson café and shop.
Read more at: Friends of the Wilson.
Cheltenham is at the heart of almost every aspect of Jump racing. This is the place where owners, trainers, jockeys, stable staff and breeders dream of having winners. It's the place where the most important races are run. This is where many stars of the future go through the sale ring. But most of all, this is the place where the equine and human champions forge their reputations.
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One organisation, four extraordinary festivals. Cheltenham Festivals is one of the leading cultural organisations in the UK, attracting over 180000 visitors per year.
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Holst Birthplace Museum
Step inside the Holst Birthplace Museum and see the piano Gustav Holst used to compose The Planets. Discover why he liked its ‘light-touch.’ Find out how he developed into a world-class composer by examining and listening to original manuscripts written when he was a schoolboy. Experience what life was like for his modest middle-class family through Victorian rooms. Imagine Cheltenham’s Regency past in the only Regency room open to the public in the town.
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The Pittville Pump Room
The benefits of Cheltenham's mineral waters had been recognised since 1716, but not until after the arrival of Henry Skillicorne in 1738 did serious exploitation of their potential as an attraction begin. After the visit to Cheltenham in 1788 of King George III, the town became increasingly fashionable, and wells were opened up at several points round the spa town.
Places of interest to visitors to Cheltenham