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Holst Victorian House

Holst Victorian House is located opposite the famous Pitville Gates in Cheltenham
Holst Victorian House is located opposite the famous Pitville Gates in Cheltenham

Holst Victorian House

Explore life in Cheltenham’s only Victorian home open to all, the birthplace of composer Gustav Holst in 1874.

In Holst Victorian House you can explore the lives of some of the inhabitants, including Holst’s parents, both in Victorian and more modern times. The house is a time capsule of 19th century life with a working Victorian kitchen, Victorian bedroom, scullery and nursery.
Composer Gustav Holst’s life and times can be discovered in his Music Room, complete with the piano on which he composed The Planets.

The museum hosts a range of exhibitions, events and children’s activities throughout the year, including its popular ‘Bake Back in Time’ events using the working coal-fired range.

Whether or not you have visited before, Holst Victorian House look forward to welcoming you to 4 Clarence Road and sharing with you the experience of living in a Victorian home.

Holst Victorian House - Opening times 2024

Open from Tuesday 23 January 2024
Tuesdays to Saturdays 10am-4pm (last admisssion 3.30pm)
Guided tours and Group tours available - prior booking required

Holst Victorian House - Admission charges 2024

All entrance tickets are now Annual Passes. Come back as many times as you like within one year for no extra cost! Just bring your ticket with you when you return.

  • Adults £10
  • Children FREE (under 15 years )

Where is the Holst Victorian House?

The Holst Victorian House is situated right on the fringe of the town centre in Cheltenham - close to the historic Pittville Pump Rooms in Pittville Park.

Holst Victorian House - Groups visits

Group visits and extra services for group visits MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE:

    •    Group visits for over 10 people
    •    Cost per person: £ 10.00

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