News: The Museum will be closed until further notice due to flood damage
"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
    For More Information >>

  The Planets 2014: How we celebrated 100 years of Gustav Holst's Masterpiece  
  Events and exhibitions were programmed to invite a huge audience to celebrate with us, from those who've spent decades listening to his music to pre-schoolers having their first introduction to it.  
  Holst Birthplace Museum Receives Funding Boost  
  The Holst Birthplace Museum is one of 15 museums across the south west to receive funding from Art Council England's Museum Resilience Fund. The Holst Birthplace Museum will receive £54,000 from the Arts Council’s Museum Resilience Fund which will fund a 2 year project focused on Volunteers, Marketing, Learning and Visitor Services. The financial support will enable the museum to become more sustainable in the months and years to come.  
The Museum will be closed until further notice due to flood damage.

We apologise to all prospective visitors for this inconvenience.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Holst Birthplace Museum
4 Clarence Road
GL52 2AY

TEL: 01242 524846

  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


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

Holst Birthplace Museum: 4 Clarence Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 2AY | TEL: 01242 524846
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