About The Cheltenham Trust
The Cheltenham Trust is an independent registered charity responsible for Cheltenham’s £300 million iconic cultural and leisure sites, including listed buildings. Established in 2014, the Trust engages audiences through the arts, heritage, performance, tourism, sport, and play and wellbeing opportunities. Our historic and contemporary facilities across the town include: The Wilson – Gloucestershire’s premier Art Gallery and Museum, Cheltenham Town Hall, Pittville Pump Room, Leisure at Cheltenham and the Prince of Wales Stadium.
Read about our work and achievements in our New Impact Report
Our Strategic Plan outlines the initiatives and operational activities that the Trust will undertake to achieve our vision. To find out about our core strategy and how we plan to enhance our offer, attract more people, and generate more income click here.
The Trust Highlights
The Wilson opens its new WOW Gallery
Thanks to funding from the DCMS/Wolfson Foundation Museum Improvement Fund and the Friends of the Wilson, The Cheltenham Trust were able to embark on the redesign and redisplay of the long closed World Cultures Gallery. This is now a bright, playful and inviting space for all ages. Come along and see what you can discover!
The Cheltenham Trust embark on a major capital development of Leisure At Cheltenham
A £1.5 million development of Leisure at Cheltenham has been given the go ahead by Cheltenham Borough Council. It will enable more people to get active, provide more opportunities for families and young people and those working on their health and fitness or recovering from illness or injury.
There are also future ambitions to redevelop the café, improved disabled access and public changing facilities, which would be included as part of a further phase of activity.
Cheltenham Town Hall Development
Following the sale of North Place & Portland street car parks, Cheltenham Borough Council have committed £2.2m to the redevelopment of the Town Hall. Read the press release here.
The Cheltenham Trust invites you to a Summer of Play
This summer, The Cheltenham Trust is inviting you to come and play with us at Cheltenham Town Hall, Pittville Pump Room, Wilson Art Gallery & Museum, Prince of Wales Stadium and Leisure At.
When did you last do something just for fun?
Play is important for everyone, not just children. It helps us cope with stress, build resilience and is good for our health and wellbeing. It provides freedom from the structure of our everyday lives.
The Wilson has invited artists to transform our third floor gallery into a space which invites you to experiment, problem solve and express yourself through play. Leisure At Cheltenham has activities for children, or for the inner child within, and Cheltenham Town Hall is bringing back circus for young and old!
Have a look at different ways to play below and find all details and book tickets on our websites:
Click here to open our Summer of Play programme.
We are proud to present the all new splash pad to accompany our fantastic pool facilities at Leisure-at-Cheltenham. The interactive and playful new pool area welcomes children up to five years of age and introduces a range of features to create the ultimate family experience. With an ocean animal feature wall as well as interactive flow-control activities, the splash pad brings fun, colour and aquatic inspiration to our existing pool offering. The kids can slide, splash, paddle, play and build confidence in the water as they explore the engaging and interactive features that embrace the water in every way. From tipping buckets and water jets to a slide feature and raised water course with flow control games, the splash pad is perfect for infants and toddlers whilst even capturing the imagination of grown-ups as well !
Enjoy this experience for £3 per child under the age of one and £5 per child over the age of one, for every paying child one adult can swim for free.
We run 45 minute sessions daily from 9am – 5pm, If you want to book into one of our fantastic sessions please contact the customer services team at Leisure at Cheltenham on 01242 528764.
Enriching the lives of the residents and visitors
Our teams provide outreach services across sport,
play and arts development offering learning
opportunities for all. We also run the town’s Tourist
Our turnover in 2015/16 was £5.6 million: 10% publicly
funded, with the remainder generated through
commercial activity and fundraising.
The money that we generate is solely directed at
improving and developing the public offer. There are
no shareholders or investors. As a charity, we create
surpluses not profit, so that we can reinvest in and
develop our venues, creating activity for public benefit.
Maintaining Cheltenhams Assets
The Cheltenham Trust is an independent registered
charity responsible for Cheltenham’s £300 million iconic
cultural and leisure sites, including listed buildings.
Established in 2014, the Trust engages audiences through
the arts, heritage, performance, tourism, sport, and play
and wellbeing opportunities.
Our historic and contemporary facilities across the
town include: The Wilson – Gloucestershire’s Premier
Art Gallery and Museum, Cheltenham Town Hall,
Pittville Pump Room, Leisure at Cheltenham and the
Prince of Wales Stadium.