Postponed: Victorian Book Group 2020

We are sorry to announce that the Victorian book group will not take place until further notice.



a row of old books

We regret that the Victorian book group meetings will not take place until further notice, as the museum is closed due to Coronavirus.


Book group runs from 10-11:30am at the Holst Birthplace Museum.

Revisit old favourites and discover forgotten classics in this monthly meet-up. The session will take place in the Victorian kitchen with plenty of tea, coffee and cake, as well as a coal-fire in the winter months.

Wednesday April 1: The Speckled Band by Arthur Conan Doyle

Wednesday May 6: Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell

Wednesday June 3: The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

Wednesday July 8: Grub Street by George Gissing

Wednesday August 5: The Portrait of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde

Wednesday September: Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Wednesday October 7: Daniel Deronda by George Eliot

Wednesday November 4: Phineas Phinn  by Anthony Trollope

Wednesday December 2: Under the Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy

Free with an annual admission ticket. A small donation towards refreshments is welcome. No need to book – just turn up!