Bate Launches new Compact DiscUsing instruments from the collection we have produced a CD of horn music.
Bate Collection receives Accreditation StatusThe Bate Collection has been awarded Full Accreditation status by the Arts Council of England
Christmas ConcertA concert of traditional music for the season
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
Family Fun Day on Saturday 23rd November 10.00 - 2.00
Normal opening hours will resume on 25th November
27th April, 4th, 11th 18th, 25th May, 1st, 8th and 15th June
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: