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Holst Birthplace Museum

4 Clarence Road, Cheltenham GL52 2AY, England
+44 1242 524846
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Really interesting

What makes this museum so good is the video about Holst which gives such a good insight into his... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Betchworth, United Kingdom
via mobile
A worthy tribute to one of Britain's greatest composers.

The museum has welcoming and informative guides willing to give as much information as you need... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2017
Esher, 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.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“his life” (8 reviews)
“small house” (4 reviews)
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4 Clarence Road, Cheltenham GL52 2AY, England
+44 1242 524846
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What makes this museum so good is the video about Holst which gives such a good insight into his life and philosophy. Definitely a worthwhile visit.

Thank LindaSlater
Reviewed 14 December 2017

The museum has welcoming and informative guides willing to give as much information as you need about the great musician's early life in the house as well as his later career as one of Britain's foremost composers. There are many treasures for a Holst enthusiast...More

Thank Strandskat
Reviewed 1 October 2017

One of the outstanding composers of the last 100 years, and this museum pays a wonderful tribute to man best remembered for the Planets Suite.

Thank KevinSadler2364
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Had not known what to expect but the visit to this well presented small museum was more interesting than expected. Friendly volunteers welcomed and directed us and were on hand to answer questions. The main downstairs room is home to the grand piano Holst used...More

2  Thank Jay A
Laura K, Manager at Holst Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Dear Jay A Thank you very much for your review. It's nice to hear that there was more than you expected at the museum! It's true that it seems small outside but when you get inside there are many rooms to see. I am glad...More

Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

On arrival in Cheltenham we were looking for things to do and came across this museum on the tourist information website. The museum is in the house where Holst was born, it is small and packed with fascinating information and some video clips. We learnt...More

3  Thank FelicitySurrey
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Nice and educating place about the work and time of Holst, his family and living in this period of time in general.

1  Thank travellingmomde
Reviewed 19 May 2017

AN excellent museum and a wonderful insight to the life and times of Holst. Even if you are not particularly interested in his work, the house alone wth all its items from the era are beautifully preserved and exhibited. The guide Alan was extremely knowledgable...More

1  Thank guildfordmum
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The museum is the relatively small terraced house where Holst was born. It's a few minutes walk from the High street but well worth it. We spent a good 1½ hours nosing round it, reading up on the family history and watching the video. They...More

Thank UKTurkeyTrotter
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

The small birth place of Holst,lots to see from the Victorian kitchen and scullery in the basement to the Nursery and maids bedroom(cupboard) on the second floor.The staff were very helpful and answered all our questions. The one thing that will stick in my memory...More

Thank ElizabethL94
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Fascinating insight to the life a favourite composer if mine, as well as a Regency/ Victorian home. Well worth a visit.

Thank Jennifer L
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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