• Our vision is for Pittville Pump Room to be Cheltenham’s heritage focal point, where spa culture and the Regency period are celebrated with a visitor experience of the highest quality, reflecting the building’s Grade I listed status.

Why should Pittville Pump Room be Cheltenham’s heritage focal point?

  • Cheltenham lacks a landmark building to act as a focus for heritage visitors and tourists.
  • The Pump Room – described by Historic England as the finest building in Cheltenham – is the only Grade I listed building in the town which is in public ownership.
  • The Pump Room is the only place where you can still “take the waters” and sample the mineral water which was the basis for Cheltenham’s growth and prosperity; this makes it the ideal place to tell Cheltenham’s story.
  • The Pump Room enjoys a magnificent setting within the historic Pittville Park, the only park in Gloucestershire to have been awarded Green Heritage Site accreditation.
  • The spacious interior lends itself to a variety of flexible uses and events, while the success of the outdoor cafe shows that there is strong support for a catering outlet at the Pump Room.

What has to happen to make this a reality?

  • Outstanding customer service with a warm welcome for visitors
  • Heritage interpretation and experiences which are engaging and informative
  • “Taking the waters” as a central feature
  • First class catering
  • Integration with the rest of the town

See our Vision and Action Plan to find out more