The Planets 2014: Celebrating 100 Years of Holst's Masterpiece
 
 
"A super, child-friendly museum, interesting information about Holst and the everyday family life at that time.  Thank you" (From our Visitors' book, February 2013)
 
 
             
The Regency terrace house where Gustav Holst, composer of The Planets was born in 1874. The story of the man and his music is told alongside a fascinating display of personal belongings including his piano. The museum is also a fine period house showing the upstairs downstairs way of life in times past, including a working Victorian kitchen and laundry, elegant Regency drawing room and charming Edwardian nursery
 
The Piano on which much of The Planets was composed.

 
 
Book early for our popular 
hands-on sessions for schools!
 
   
 
The Holst Birthplace Museum is a rich resource for formal and informal learning. Find out about the life of one of Britain’s greatest composers,
     
  Theodor Von Holst:
Portraits and Self Portraiture.
Artist Led Workshop
  Learning Resources:
Gustav Holst Loans Box
  Life in Holst’s Victorian Home
  A Holst Family Enquiry / 19th Century Cheltenham
  Self-Led Visits
    Holst's Birthplace in the 1930's
  Online Resource: Timeportals
     
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  A Victorian Christmas
6 December 2014
 
  A Victorian Christmas  
  Enjoy a Victorian Christmas with us. Your chance to see the Museum decorated ready for Christmas.  
  The Gustav Holst Way  
  Front cover of Gustav Holst Way book  
  New walking guidebook celebrates the centenary of The Planets:
The Gustav Holst Way by Frank Partridge
 
     
     
 
 
Pop Goes The Planets
18 October - 13 December 2014
 
Pop goes the Planets
 
An exhibition tracing the recording journey of Holst's masterpiece from its first pressing to its influence on popular culture.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
           
 
 
   
 

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Holst Birthplace Museum
4 Clarence Road
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL52 2AY

TEL: 01242 524846
EMAIL:
curator@holstmuseum.org.uk


 
  Access for disabled visitors  
     
  Adults: £5.00
Children (5-15): £2.00
Concessions: £4.50
- Senior Citizens
- Students
- Registered Disabled
- Registered Unemployed
 
     
 

Family Ticket: £12.00
2 Adults and up to 3 Children

 
     
  Free Admission For:
Members of the Holst Birthplace Museum Trust; Children under 5; Museum Association Members; Art Fund Members (with card); Benefactors and 1 friend (with card); Assistants to Disabled visitors
 
 

Tours: Prior Booking required
Adult £6.00
Concessions £5.50

Self Led Education Groups: £1.00
Helpers Free

Education Groups: £3.50
Helpers Free

 
     
  JAPANESE GUIDE  
     
     
 

February to end May
and October – mid December

Tuesday–Saturday 10am–4pm
June – September
Tuesday–Saturday 10am–5pm
Sunday 1.30pm–5pm

 
     
  Open Bank Holiday Mondays
 
     
  Pre-booked groups at
other times by appointment
 
     
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Holst Birthplace Museum: 4 Clarence Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 2AY | TEL: 01242 524846
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