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Holst Birthplace Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Small but perfectly formed.

Today we visited the Holst Birthplace Museum after threatening to do so for many years.Although it... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Mike S
Worcester, United Kingdom
Step back in time in this great little museum!

We went along to visit Holst's birthplace on the day we were going to hear a performance of his... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Christine W
Rugby, United Kingdom
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The birthplace of Gustav Holst, composer of The Planets Suite. Find out about the life and works of the composer, and gain a glimpse into life in Victorian times. Trails and holiday events for children.
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4 Clarence Road, Cheltenham GL52 2AY, England
+44 1242 524846
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Reviewed yesterday

Today we visited the Holst Birthplace Museum after threatening to do so for many years.Although it is quite small it was packed with so many interesting items and friendly knowledgeable volunteers.We really enjoyed our visit and came away after an hour knowing much more about...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went along to visit Holst's birthplace on the day we were going to hear a performance of his Planet Suite in Gloucester Cathedral. It seemed appropriate. The staff are charming, as is the museum. We walked around the rooms, getting a feel for the...More

Thank Christine W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Entered this property by accident as door was open . Attendant was awaiting a tradesman to repair projector. Rather than just being turned away, the excellent cheerful attendant welcomed us in to view the main downstairs room and also outline the rest of the house....More

Thank canoesrus
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This is a relatively ordinary house where Holst was born. There are various items that belonged to him including the piano which he used to compose The Planets. Holst did not live here for long (he went to Essex) but the property belonged to his...More

Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Initially we found it difficult to locate but we were glad we persevered. The rooms were well laid out with memorabilia from the Holst family and also presented articles typical of a Victorian town house especially in the basement. The video of Holst's music was...More

Thank Mary R
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Wonderfully evocative, the house is full of interest. Excellent introduction given by a skilled volunteer, and the half hour film is well worth seeing all the way through. Marvellous to see that piano on which Holst wrote The Planets, and then press a button and...More

Thank LttGuildford_UK
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Even if you are not a music fan like me this house is so interesting! A real step back in time. Kept as it originally was. A fantastic insight into Holsts life and music. Informative friendly staff. Highly recommended.

Thank SarahW5419
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Gustav Holst is a well known composer from Cheltenham, England and regarded as one of the finest composers of his generation. Best known for the planets, You can look through this Victorian mans house and at night maybe even spot some of his inspirations! Come...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Fascinating period house, mainly Victorian but with an interesting Regency room. A keen and well-informed guide provides a good introduction to Holst and the house. Step into a bygone world, its not got many treasures but is well worth a visit.

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Chock full of information about Holst and the period. I spent more time here than I'd anticipated. There is a video presentation and many interesting items.

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Laura K, Manager at Holst Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Thank you for your great review of the Holst Birthplace Museum. We are really pleased that you found so much of interest - more than you anticipated. The film about Holst is always popular with our visitors!

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12 July 2017|
Response from Laura K | Property representative |
There is a train from London Paddington to Cheltenham. You can then take a taxi to the museum or to Cheltenham town centre, which is a 10 minute walk from the museum. There is also a D bus which goes from the station to the... More