Bate Launches new Compact DiscUsing instruments from the collection we have produced a CD of horn music.
Family Friendly ActivitiesFamily fun and education
Gallery RecitalsMusical recitals highlighting aspects of the Bate Collection
Welcome to the bate collection
Welcome to the Bate Collection, one of the most magnificent collections of musical instruments in the world. The Bate has over 2000 instruments from the Western orchestral music traditions from the renaissance, through the baroque, classical, romantic and up to modern times. More than a thousand instruments are on display, by all the most important makers and from pre-eminent collectors.
Monday - Friday afternoons from 2.00 - 5.00 throughout the year
Saturday morning openings from 10 - 12
Starts again on 24 January
The Bate Collection will close on 19th December and re-open on 5th January 2015
We are pleased to announce the launch of our new souvenir gallery guide
Listen to our instruments
We have recorded some of the instruments in the collection. You can hear them here:
Visit our online store:
We sell a variety of books, CD's and technical diagrams featuring instruments in the collection
The Bate Collection is supported by the following organizations: