We regret the the Bate Collection will be closed to the public for the duration of the latest lockdown period.  We will reopen to pre-booked visitors as soon as possible.


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.