Music Museums in the Best of the Web UK Directory

Music Museums

The Bate Collection

A collection in the University of Oxford covering the history and development of musical instruments of the Western Classical tradition from the medieval period until the present day. Includes details for visitors.

British Music Experience

Interactive museum of British popular music. Details the attractions, exhibitions and memorabilia to be found here and provides ticketing information and details of educational resources and events. Housed at The 02, London.

Concertina Museum Collection

Offers a comprehensive online catalogue of the Wayne Concertina Collection at the Horniman Museum, with a substantial library of resources about the instrument and its history.

Cotton Mechanical Music Museum

A fascinating museum located in Stowmarket displaying a range of fairground organs, Wurlitzer's and music boxes. Location details and opening times.

Finchcock's Musical Museum

Features an extensive collection of historical keyboard instruments, housed in a Georgian manor house. Located in Goudhurst, Kent.

Handel House Museum

The composer's home in London, now a museum; includes a visitor guide, events list, and an archive of the celebration of the 250th anniversary of his death. Also the home of Jimi Hendrix and his girlfriend in 1968.

Keith Harding's World of Mechanical Music

Features a collection of self-playing musical instruments presented as a live entertainment. Offers visitor information plus details of their restoration workshop and shop. Located in Northleach, Glos.

Museum of British Military Music -

An overview, slide show, and visitor guide for a collection of instruments and other articles connected to military music, housed in the Royal Military School of Music, near Twickenham.

Museum of Music History

Showcases the collections of this museum, which specialises in exploring British music history via portraits, photographs, concert, opera and ballet programmes, ephemera and illustrated title pages.

The Musical Museum

Houses a collection of automatic mechanical musical instruments; includes details of their exhibits, holdings, events, location and news. [London].

Royal Academy of Music: The Academy Museum -

Contains an online catalogue of the Academy's archives and collections, plus details of events and exhibitions. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Royal-Academy-of-Music/41083569097 RoyalAcadMusic

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