Why do we need to fundraise?
The Holst Birthplace Museum was severely damaged by flash flooding in June 2016!
It has been forced to close whilst repairs covered by insurance and remedial works not covered by insurance are completed.
In total, we need to raise £30,000 to ensure the Museum is able to reopen for the future.
Why support us?
The composer of The Planets, Gustav Holst, was born here. His music has inspired musicians from every genre, sports people, artists and so many more! Did you know that, the Rugby World Cup song, World in Union samples The Planets and Darth Vader's Theme was heavily influenced by it?
Support our campaign to re-open this Museum, so that Holst's music can continue to inspire! #HolstInspires
What we're doing to fundraise...
..Staff are terrified to announce that we'll be walking the Gustav Holst Way!
This is 35 miles over two days including a night 'Wild Camping!'
Learning Coordinator, Sophie Roberts says, "I've barely walked from my car to my house let alone 35 miles - I'm investing in some quality walking boots and vaseline (for the blisters)!"
The Holst Birthplace Trust celebrates the life and work of the composer Gustav Holst (1874- 1934) through the preservation and promotion of his house and its collections - now the Holst Birthplace Museum - which shows what life was like for a modest 19th century Cheltenham family. The Trust is a force for making Holst’s music more widely known and appreciated and strives to inspire new audiences with his work.