Holst Victorian House

Holst Victorian House Unlocked

Unlocking Holst Victorian House. We're looking to raise and invest £30,000 into the Holst Victorian House to make it a better and more inspiring space for you.
£30,000
raised of £30,000 target
by 19 supporters
RCN 1078599

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Unlocking Holst Victorian House

We're looking to raise and invest £30,000 into the Holst Victorian House to make it a better and more inspiring space for you.

Help us:

- Create a more authentic Victorian atmosphere by restoring the hallway and installing period lighting and decoration.

- Enable visitors to hear the story of the house and its inhabitants as they take their tour, in person or virtually via our website.

- Engage with a broader and more diverse audience in the local community.

- Enhance the experience of visiting for people with sight and hearing difficulties.

- Become a must visit destination for Holst fans, where his original manuscripts are brought to life using the latest technology.

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For further details about the Holst Birthplace Trust and our Museum, Holst Victorian House please see our website, www.holstvictorianhouse.org.uk

We are immensely grateful to the L.G. Harris Trust for a £12,000 grant towards our 'Turning The Pages' project and £5,600 towards our Films budget for Phase 2 of the Rebranding.

We are also very grateful to John Baker for his donation (£5,000) towards Phase 2 of the Rebranding.

Many thanks to everyone who supported our fund-raising events (Gustav Holst Way Walk, Gary Branch recital, Jenny Ogle's reception and Peter Gill and Andy Meller's Story-telling Evenings) by buying tickets or making donations by cheque or cash.

Many thanks also to the following supporters who donated via our previous JustGiving page Lindsay (£30), Ian Donaldson (£30), Tom Sawyer (£30) and RTims (£20) and to Jillian Bacon (£100) who donated via cheque.

About the charity

The Holst Birthplace Trust seeks to advance the education of the public and encourage the art of music. We do this through the maintenance, promotion and continuing development of Holst Victorian House a museum and period home where composer Gustav Holst was born. Visitors to Holst Victorian House can hear stories of its eclectic residents, experience a working Victorian kitchen and scullery, and delight in authentic Victorian interiors above stairs. They can also discover the life and times of Holst and view many of his possessions, including a piano on which he composed The Planets.

Donation summary

Total raised
£30,000.00
+ £200.00 Gift Aid
Online donations
£860.00
Offline donations
£29,140.00
Direct donations
£860.00
Donations via fundraisers
£0.00

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