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We are pleased to announce that The Bate Collection has now reopened to the public.  The Collection will be open from 2pm until 5pm on weekdays only.  Due to the current situation with Coronavirus and the limited space within the Collection, access is by free, pre-booked ticket only.  Each ticket will admit a maximum of three persons for a 45-minute time-slot, and there is only one ticket available for each slot.    To book a time-slot, please go to:

https://bate-collection-of-musical-instruments.arttickets.org.uk/

 

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.

re-sOUnd app

Bring the University of Oxford’s historic musical instruments to life. Play an Amati violin by moving your arm in a bowing motion. Blow into the microphone to sound the Beale Trumpet, once belonging to the trumpeter to Oliver Cromwell. Play the iconic Bressan Recorder from 1720, and pluck the strings of an 19th century guitar, which are made of silver-wound cat-gut.

Download the free app for iPhone or iPad here.

 

FREE ADMISSION

Opening Hours: The Collection will be open from 2pm until 5pm on weekdays only

Due to the current situation with Coronavirus and the limited space within the Collection, access is by free, pre-booked ticket only.

To book a time-slot, please go to:

https://bate-collection-of-musical-instruments.arttickets.org.uk/

A Short Guide to the Bate Collection:

The Bate Collection souvenir gallery guide is on sale in our online store at £5.99 plus postage and packaging.
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Online Shop

We sell a variety of books, CD's and technical diagrams featuring instruments in the collection in our online store:

https://www.oxforduniversitystores.co.uk/product-catalogue/music-faculty...