Welcome to the Bate Collection, one of the most magnificent collections of musical instruments in the world.
See below for some quality items from the depths of the catalogue.
This recorder has become a minor celebrity after featuring on a competition winning postcard celebrating Pride. It is an ambassador for all things different to the "norm".
Sheep Noise Box
If you've ever wondered what a sheep sounds like, then you've come to the right place! If you've ever wanted to learn what a sheep sounds like, best move on...
One of two bespoke noise hammers in the collection. Some musicologists believe that this was the instrument that Mahler had envisaged for the "hammer" part in his 6th Symphony.
Smurf Noise Box
A masterpiece of 21st Century artwork.
A western ethnic instrument from the early 21st century. Little is known of its origins. The colour appears to have no effect on the sound.
There is debate among instrumentologists as to whether or not this piece can be classified as an instrument. The small hole on the left some believe to have once housed a thread, implying that this was once a necklace.