Holst Victorian House

Holst Victorian House

At a glance

Causes

  • Museums / heritage

Other details

Organisation type: 
Charity
Geographical remit: 
International

Objectives

The advancement of the education of the public by:

  • The maintenance, promotion and continuing development of a museum and period house dedicated to Gustav Holst; and
  • Encouraging the art of music.

Activities

The Holst Victorian House is the birthplace of one of England’s greatest composers, Gustav Holst. It is a house ‘captured in time’ with authentic period lighting, furnishing, artwork and decorations, illustrating what life was like in a middle class Victorian home at the time of Holst’s birth in 1874, and is home to a number of manuscripts and important items such as the piano on which Holst composed his famous Planets suite.  We have a working Victorian kitchen, run special events such as recitals, story-telling and a regular book group, as well as organising many family and children's activities during the  holidays.

Current opportunities

Gloucestershire, GL52 2AY

Would you like to support the legacy of one of Cheltenham's most famous inhabitants? We are recruiting new volunteer Trustees to hep us share the...

Gloucestershire, GL52 2AY

We are celebrating the 150th anniversary of one of Cheltenham's most famous inhabitants, and are recruiting new volunteer Trustees to share the...

Gloucestershire, GL52 2AY

We are celebrating the 150th anniversary of Holst's birth and are looking to recruit a number of new volunteer Trustees. Can your skills help us...

Gloucestershire, GL52 2AY

Join us to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Holst's birth, one of Cheltenham's most famous inhabitants, and to share the stories of the Holst...