Holst Birthplace Museum

Places to Visit


  • All the family
  • Under 5s
  • School age
  • Adults






Museum reopening for limited bookings from 19th May.

Explore Cheltenham’s historic house, the Holst Birthplace Museum, where composer Gustav Holst was born in 1874. The house is a time capsule of 19th century life with a working Victorian kitchen, Victorian bedroom, scullery and nursery.

Visitors can also experience a Regency Sitting Room, of the type popular when Cheltenham was a fashionable spa town. It is the only Regency domestic room open to the public in the town and contains an impressive art collection.

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 the popular ‘Bake Back in Time’ events which use the working coal-fired range.

Tickets must be booked online through the Holst Museum website. Telephone bookings and walk-ins unavailable.

There will be 4 booking times per day, for visits of up to 1 hour 15 minutes. Bookings must be paid for in advance.  Bookings close 24 hours before the start of a time slot.


Adults: £7

Children (5-15): £2

Family Ticket (2 adults & up to 3 children): £16

£1 discount for The Friends of The Wilson

Other information about your visit

  • On arrival visitors will be asked to have their temperature taken.
  • Face masks and disposable gloves will be provided.
  • Visitors will be asked to use the hand-sanitisers in the entrance hall.
  • Following a brief orientation briefing, the visit will be self-guided.
  • Only card payments can be accepted for Shop purchases.

Open hours

Wednesday10:00 - 16:00
Saturday10:00 - 16:00