The Bate Collection of Musical Instruments



Faculty of Music, St Aldate's, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 1DB

Tel: +44 01865 276139

The Bate Collection of Musical Instruments


Its 1,500 exhibits include the Michael Thomas Collection of spinets and harpsichords plus bows, tools and other equipment from William C. Retford's bow-making workshop and instruments from the Roger Warner and Taphouse Collections of early keyboards.

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Road Nearest major road is A40. In central Oxford on Abingdon road A4114 to St Aldate's.

Public Transport Nearest station is Oxford. Walk towards central Oxford, turn right along Holly Bush Row. Follow the road until it reaches St.Aldates, turn left. The Bate is located next to Christ Church Meadow.

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