Support us

It costs over £100 a day to keep the Museum open. You can help by making a donation, becoming a Friend, volunteering or leaving us a gift in your will.

Holst Victorian House Unlocked 

Cheltenham’s only independent museum has emerged from the pandemic with a new identity and an ambitious new focus. We’re the only historic house in Cheltenham which is open to the public – and of course we have the unique Holst factor. Holst Victorian House Unlocked is a new campaign that seeks to secure the future of the Museum by creating a more authentic Victorian atmosphere and by making the house more accessible to a diverse audience. Find out more 

Ways to best support the Museum:

1. Donate

Make a donation to the Museum.  Click on the buttons to donate one of the amounts below, or an amount of your own choosing (min £1).  If you are a UK taxpayer you will also be able to gift-aid these donations, giving us £1.25 for every £ you donate.

We are currently seeking funds for a new light reader and tiny tag environmental monitors to maintain our collections for future generations.



2. Become a Friend of the Museum

Support Cheltenham’s Historic House, the Birthplace of a Great Composer.

3. Shopping or playing through our affiliate partners

For any purchase you make through these links below, a small percentage is paid to us which all helps our funds.

4.  Spread the word on Social Media


5.  Offer your time as a Volunteer

Our team of Volunteers are an integral part of Holst Victorian House. As a charitable trust we rely on their work to help sustain the Museum for future generations. There’s always room for another pair of hands.  Go to our Volunteers Page for more information about how you can contribute your time to help the Museum.