Step back in time to experience life in a Victorian house – the birthplace of composer Gustav Holst

Gustav Holst’s birthplace is a unique period house.  Hear stories of its residents through time, experience a working Victorian kitchen, and delight in authentic Victorian interiors above stairs.

You’ll discover more about Holst’s life, family and music, and see the piano on which he composed The Planets.

Opening times and prices

Open: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-4pm (last entry 3.30pm)

Admission: Adult Annual Pass £10, Children free

In A Parisian Salon

Our new exhibition for 2024 tells the story of the

friendship between Gustav Holst and Louise Dyer

– an Australian-born patron of the Arts

Gustav Holst & his family

Born in 1874 to a musical family, Gustav Holst was to become one of England’s finest composers.

A Victorian home

Step inside and find out more about life in a middle-class Cheltenham household in the 1870s.

School visits


There’s so much to learn at Holst Victorian House. Here’s how to book a visit for an educational group

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Turning the Pages: Holst scores brought to life

Experience Holst’s music in a brand new way

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A woman in a Victorian maid's costume is making drop scones on a range

What’s On

We’d love to see you at a concert, talk or exhibition

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A group of volunteers sit at a meeting table

Become a Volunteer

Join us in a variety of volunteer roles, and share your interest in history, music or art

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Shop display

Gift shop

Our Museum gift shop offers a range of Holst CDs, books, gifts and toys

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Latest News

What’s new at the Museum

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