Holst Birthplace Museum and Trust

The Holst Birthplace Museum is a memorial to Gustav Holst, one of England’s most respected composers. It is one of only two composer birthplace museums in the country.

The house, in Cheltenham, was built in 1832 and is typical of the many smaller Regency terraced houses built in Cheltenham at that time. Gustav Holst was born here on 21st September 1874 and lived here until 1882, shortly after his mother’s death. Holst died in London on 25th May 1934.

Visitors to the museum will learn more of Holst’s life, his music, his family and friendships, whilst being reminded of domestic life at the end of the 19th century.

This is a small independent museum governed by the Holst Birthplace Trust, which is a registered charity numbered 1078599.

The museum can be found at 4 Clarence Road, Cheltenham GL52 2AY. For opening hours, please visit the museum’s website at http://holstmuseum.org.uk/. The telephone number is 01242 524846. The museum’s curator is Laura Kinnear.

For more information about the Holst Birthplace Museum, please visit the museum’s website at http://holstmuseum.org.uk/.