There’s lots to learn at Holst Victorian House. We welcome groups of all ages

Visit us to find out more about Victorian life and the life and work of Gustav Holst. We have a range of workshops available, focussing on history, music and art. Find out more below:

Small children sit on the floor in the Drawing Room, listening to a lady playing the guitar

Early Years Foundation Stage

Early years children are welcome in the Museum

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Two children are doing paper crafts at a table

Key Stage 1

We run a variety of workshops for Key Stage 1 classes and groups

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Key Stage 2 students in Victorian caps and waistcoats are sitting on the floor in the Drawing Room listening to a man playing the guitar

Key Stage 2

We offer a range of sessions for Key Stage 2 students

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A group of Key Stage 3 students in Victorian costume see how toast is made on a range

Key Stage 3

We’re pleased to offer a range of activities for children in years 7-9

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Key Stage 4

Key Stage 4 & 5

Holst Victorian House has so much to offer GCSE and 6th form pupils

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Two male Higher Education students sit in the Maid's Sitting Room

Higher Education

Higher Education students have used the Museum as a film set and as inspiration for creative and history projects

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We’re happy to run our educational workshops for small groups of home learners.

Please read the details for your relevant Key Stage in our Schools section (above), and email learning@holstvictorianhouse.org.uk to arrange a booking.

You also might like to download our Wellbeing Trail, and explore Holst in Pittville.

Home Learners

Youth groups are always welcome in the Museum, and we’re happy to arrange your visit outside our opening hours to fit with your usual meeting time.

Visits are £3.50 per head (leaders and helpers are free), and include a baking or craft activity led by Museum staff, as well as a chance to explore the Museum.

To arrange a visit, please download and complete the booking form below (Word document) and return it to us.

There’s plenty for you and your family to do at the Museum, including following trails, trying on costumes and playing with Victorian toys and musical instruments.

We have baby changing facilities and are happy to store any buggies and bags whilst you look around. Please do be aware that that there are steps to access the property, and no lifts.

Why not come along to one of our family friendly events?

Our Curator is happy to run talks for special interest groups, either in person in the Museum or via Zoom. For more information, please email curator@holstvictorianhouse.org.uk.