Bate Collection of Musical Instruments

The Bate Collection celebrates the history of Western musical instruments from the mediaeval period to the present day. It is the most comprehensive collection in Britain of European woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments and also houses an important collection of harpsichords and clavichords.

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Bate Collection of Musical Instruments


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For more information, contact the Bate Collection on 01865 276128 or visit its website.


Bate Collection of Musical Instruments, Faculty of Music, St Aldate's, Oxford, OX1 1DB

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