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Summer activities at the Holst Museum


Summer activities at the Holst Museum

In association with its new exhibition “Gustav’s Gramophone”, the Holst Museum will be holding a series of activities and events throughout the summer.

The new “Butler’s Pantry” learning space will host a range of exciting children’s activities throughout the summer, including making your own art deco patterned clay tile and creating a flapper girl headdress or a sparkly bow tie.  Children can also take part in a trail around the Museum hunting for HMV’s iconic ‘Nipper’ dog and even win one of their own.

The special events include a Vintage Clothes & Books Sale, when the Museum will be turned into a 1920s-50s emporium with sellers specialising in clothes and books from the gramophone age.

Another highlight will be DJ 78, a guest on BBC 6 Music who will be DJ-ing using two genuine vintage gramophones at the charming Boathouse Cafe in Pittville Park.

Laura Kinnear, Curator at the Holst Birthplace Museum says: ‘The Holst family gramophone has never been on public display before so we are very excited about showing it to visitors for the first time this summer. We also can’t wait for our 1920s/30s events which we know will be great fun for both adults and children.


Programme of Events

5 July – 11 December
Gustav’s Gramophone exhibition

Throughout the exhibition
Children’s ‘Colour-in and cut out’ activity
HMV ‘Nipper’ Trail

Saturday 9 July 10.30-3pm
Vintage Clothes & Books Sale

Every Tuesday during the Summer Holidays 10.30-3pm (just drop in)
Crafty activities with a gramophone theme

Sunday 21 August 2-4pm
DJ 78 at Pittville Boathouse Cafe


Explore Gloucestershire
20 June 2016




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