Celebration of Craftsmanship & Design is held in the beautiful spa town of Cheltenham at the centre of the Cotswolds, offering excellent shopping, restaurants, hotels and entertainment. For a free Cheltenham guide please contact the Tourist Office.
The exhibition itself is held in the magnificent neo-classical Thirlestaine Long Gallery that is within the campus of the famous public school, Cheltenham College, surrounded by lawns and specimen trees.
Thirlestaine Long Gallery Cheltenham College Bath Road Cheltenham Gloucestershire GL53 7LD See Map
Book tickets to Cheltenham Spa station. On arrival, Celebration of Craftsmanship & Design is either a 5 minute taxi journey (Ask for Thirlestaine Road, not the main college building) or a 15 minute walk away.
From the North (Tewkesbury, through Cheltenham town centre)
Leave the M5 at junction 10 and then merge onto the A4019 (Tewkesbury Road). After 2 miles continue over the roundabout to the traffic lights and turn right onto Gloucester Road. After 0.5 miles turn left at the traffic lights onto Saint Georges Road. Continue 0.5 miles and turn Right onto Bayshill Road. Take the first left onto Fauconberg Road. Follow the road to the left and then right before turning right onto the A4015 (Promenade). At the roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A40 (towards Oxford). At the traffic lights turn right onto Bath road and then continue forward over the next traffic lights. Celebration of Craftsmanship & Design is ahead of you on the left as you wait at the final traffic lights. Turn left onto Thirlestaine Road and then almost immediately look for the yellow AA sign for the car park on the right.
Follow the A40 (London Road) into Cheltenham through Charlton Kings. Bear right at the traffic signals next to Holy Apostles Church before taking the first left onto Sandford Mill Road. Take the 2nd left onto Old Bath road. Continue straight over the first mini roundabout and then at the next roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Thirlestaine Road. Continue for about 0.5 miles and look for the yellow AA sign for the car park on the left.
Approach Cheltenham on the A417. At the Air Balloon roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A436 and immediately take the first left onto the B4070 (towards Leckhampton). Continue for around 4 miles until you enter the outskirts of Cheltenham. At the mini roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A46 (Bath Road) and continue until the traffic lights. Celebration of Craftsmanship & Design is on your right as you wait at the lights. Turn right onto Thirlestaine Road and then almost immediately look for the yellow AA sign for the car park on the right.
Approach Cheltenham on the A40 and pass Gloucestershire Airport on your left. Once you have passed over the M5 motorway take the 3rd exit at the Arle Court roundabout. Continue on for 0.5 miles and take the 2nd exit at the Benhall Roundabout onto Gloucester Road (A40). After 1.25 miles keep right onto Andover Road (A40) at Westal Green. When waiting at the traffic lights, Celebration of Craftsmanship & Design is ahead of you to the right. Continue forward at the traffic lights onto Thirlestaine Road and then almost immediately look for the yellow AA sign for the car park on the right.