The collection includes instruments of the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern periods.
There are early keyboards, a bow-maker’s workshop, portraits of composers and a specialist library. Many of the instruments are available for visitors to play, either during events or by appointment.
Bate Collection of Musical Instruments
Faculty of Music, St Aldate’s, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 1DB
Mon – Fri, 2pm – 5pm
Sat mornings during Oxford University term time, 10am – 12noon
Closed 17 Apr – 21 Apr and 24 Dec – 2 Jan
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