Charles Moore Collection of Musical Instruments, University of Leicester

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The Charles Moore Collection is one of the few academic collections in British universities. Its particular speciality is eighteenth and nineteenth century woodwind and brass instruments. It also has some very interesting keyboard instruments. Once a year, there is an open day here, when visitors can bring their own instruments in to be identified and dated. Some of the collection can also be seen in the gallery of the hall at the Fraser Noble Building, where concerts are held. Resources: The Charles Moore Archive contains books and other related musical material. The collection could be useful for National Curriculum activities, such as looking at Victorian social history, or listening to and thinking about music.

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Opening hours

By arrangement.

Admission charges

Admission free

Additional info

Public Facilities: There is full access for disabled people to the collection, via a lift from the ground floor of Attenborough Tower. There are also toilets for use by the visiting public. The visitors’ car park is reached via entrance number one, nearest Welford Road.

Collection details


Charles Moore Collection of Musical Instruments, University of Leicester
Music Department
University of Leicester
University Road



Department of Music

0116 252 2781


Department of Music

0116 252 2782

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