Big opening day approaches for new-look art gallery
ART-LOVERS will be eagerly looking forward to The Wilson's opening day on Saturday.
The art gallery and museum has undergone a £5.9 million refurbishment over the past year, and will finally be open to members of the public.
The building is designed by architects Berman Guedes Stretton and will have four floors dedicated to the museum's art collection.
A tourist information centre will also be at the site, next to a new ground floor café-bistro.
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There will also be a space dedicated to one of Cheltenham's greatest sons, explorer Edward Wilson, after whom the art gallery and museum is named .
He died with Captain Robert Falcon Scott's team in the 1912 expedition to Antarctica.
Museum, arts and tourism manager Jane Lillystone said: "The new building will transform the art gallery and museum, allowing for improved access and enhanced opportunities for the display of its locally, regionally, nationally and internationally important art and heritage collections."