Bate Collection receives Accreditation StatusThe Bate Collection has been awarded Full Accreditation status by the Arts Council of England
Bate Recording PrizeAnnouncing the result of the Bate recording prize for 2013
Musical Instrument Conference - Oxford - 2013A 5-day conference, hosted by the Bate Collection, in association with The Galpin Society and "Making the Tudor Viol"
Family Friendly ActivitiesFamily fun and education
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 opening from 10 - 12 noon
27 April, 4, 11, 18 & 25 May, 1, 8 & 15 June
27th April, 4th, 11th 18th, 25th May, 1st, 8th and 15th June
Violin by Henry Jay, Long Acre, London. Dated 1746 (Bate Number 991)
Listen to our instruments
We have recorded some of the instruments in the collection. You can hear them here:
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We sell a variety of books, CD's and technical diagrams featuring instruments in the collection
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