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.

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 childhood home of a Great Composer by becoming a member of The Holst Birthplace Trust.

We offer a variety of annual and lifetime Membership options starting from as little as £5 a year. Full details of our rates are below.

To pay by card please fill out our Membership Online Application Form .

If you would prefer to pay by cheque or bank transfer please download this Membership Hard Copy Form  and return to or Membership Secretary c/o Holst Victorian House, 4 Clarence Road, Cheltenham, GL522AY

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.