Bate Collection of Musical Instruments
Faculty of Music
The Bate Collection first opened in 1970. It is located in The University of Oxford's Faculty of Music.
University Full Term Time:
Our library and archive is open to the public by appointment only. Appointments must be made well in advance of the visit.
The Bate Collection celebrates the history and development of musical instruments of the Western Classical tradition from the medieval period until the present day. The Collection is made available for study and judicious use by scholars, students, makers, and players, so as to enhance and increase the knowledge of the history of music as well as the enjoyment of historic performance for all.
Archives, Music, Performing Arts, Personalities
Key artists and exhibits
- Musical instruments
- Beale trumpet
- William Smith harpsichord
- Retford bow-making workshop
- Bressan recorder
- Instrument Tutors and Methods
- Reginald Morley-Pegge
- Philip Bate
- Edgar Hunt