Bate Launches new Compact DiscUsing instruments from the collection we have produced a CD of horn music.
Family Friendly ActivitiesFamily fun and education
CPE Bach Tercentenary ConferenceAs part of the Faculty of Music research seminar series.
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:
October 25th, November 1st, 8th, 15th (Family Fun Day) 22nd and 29th, December 6th.
Half Term at the Bate
27th - 31st October
Gallery trails, word search, colouring, hands-on our instruments.
Free of charge. No booking necessary
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: