Friends of Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum...

A Grand Day Out at Highnam Court

Sunday 21 August 2011 from 11am to 5pm

Bring the family to enjoy the visiting otters, belly dancers, a range of craft & produce stalls, yummy teas, a children's activity centre, Punch & Judy, the Cheltenham Silver Band and much, much more, including the
magnificent gardens of Higham.. Entrance £5, children under 12 in free. Proceeds to the redevelopment fund.

Collections Unwrapped

For information about our forthcoming programme of talks, please see the Events page here.

If you wish to support the work of the Art Gallery & Museum and receive regular information about activities, why not join the Friends? We offer regular outings, Christmas and Summer parties, as well as a thriving Luncheon Club with entertaining speakers.

What do we offer you?

  • We provide a programme of talks and events to enrich members’ enjoyment of the many treasures in the collections at Cheltenham. 
    Click here to see this year’s Events Programme
  • We arrange overseas Study Tours, with experienced and well-informed guides, to widen members’ enjoyment of the artistic and architectural glories of the world. 
    Click here to see where we have been
  • Right: Bryggen waterfront, Bergen.  Friends visit, June 2010
  • Left: Wrest Park, Friends visit, July 2010


As a Friend of the Art Gallery & Museum...

  • You enjoy private views of every exhibition, before the public
  • You can join us for Luncheon Club mid-day talks with a sociable atmosphere
  • You can come on day visits to places of interest - private houses, art collections and exhibitions
  • You are invited to social events - Summer Party, Christmas ‘do’, Burns Night...
  • You receive an award-winning free newsletter three times a year with news and information.
    Click here to see a recent edition


What do the Friends do?

  • We encourage, support and promote the work and activities of the Art Gallery & Museum in every way we possibly can...
  • We act as a ‘Supporters Club’ - the ‘eyes and ears’ of the Art Gallery and Museum, spreading the word and generating enthusiasm and awareness in Cheltenham, throughout Gloucestershire, and in the wider world, to ensure the continued success and growth of the Art Gallery & Museum
  • From time to time we identify and purchase individual items for the Collection.
    Click here to see what we have helped buy  including the Liberty & Co silver bowl (1899) shown here.
  • We help raise money for major projects, and to help with the Art Gallery & Museum’s many cultural and educational activities.

Play your part...

All this for just £15 a year (£12.50 concession) - or £25 for joint membership.

To join us is easy. Just download the application form (PDF 28kb) right now.

Or, if you do not wish to download a form, please contact the Membership Secretary at, or by post at the address below, who will send you a copy.











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Open Monday – Wednesday / Friday – Saturday 9.30am – 5.15pm. Thursday 9.30am – 7.45pm. Sunday 11am – 4pm.
(Closed on 25 & 26 December, 1 January and Easter Sunday)

Admission free

Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum
Clarence Street
GL50 3JT
Tel: 01242 237431