Museums

The Cobbe Collection

+44 (0)1483 211474

Hatchlands Park, East Clandon, Surrey GU4 7 RT

The Cobbe Collection includes the largest group of musical instruments owned or played by famous composers to be seen together anywhere in the world.

MUSIC-ED

St Cecilia’s Hall

+44 131 650 2600

St. Cecilia's Hall, The University of Edinburgh, 50 Niddry Street, Edinburgh, UK

St. Cecilia’s Hall is the oldest purpose-built concert hall in Scotland, house of one the world’s most important collections of historic musical instruments.

MUSIC-ED

Finchcocks Charity

+44 (0)1892 523203

51 Frant Road, Tunbridge Wells TN2 5LE, UK

An extraordinary collection of early keyboard instruments housed within an architectural marvel!

Finchcocks Charity was founded by the now closed Finchcocks Musical Museum to support performance, restoration and maintenance of period keyboard instruments and now is responsible for the remaining core collection of instruments of the museum.

MUSIC-ED

Handel & Hendrix in London

+44 (0)20 7495 1685

25 Brook Street, London W1K, UK

Our mission is to promote knowledge, awareness and enjoyment of Handel and his music to as wide a public audience as possible.

We strive to inspire, educate and inform through the interpretation of the Georgian house at 25 Brook Street, where Handel lived and composed for 36 years, through live music performances, educational and outreach activities and collecting, exhibiting and interpreting objects related to Handel’s life and works.

Horniman Museum & Gardens

+44 (0)20 8699 1872

100 London Road, Forest Hill, London, United Kingdom

We are the Horniman Museum and Gardens, an inspiring, surprising, family-friendly, free attraction in South London’s Forest Hill.

We’ve been open since Victorian times, when Frederick John Horniman first opened his house and extraordinary collection of objects to visitors. Since then, our collection has grown tenfold and includes internationally important collections of anthropology and musical instruments, as well as an acclaimed aquarium, a Butterfly House and natural history collection.

Unusually for such an important Museum, you can see our collection up-close and face-to-face. You can even pick up, try on and play with some of our objects.

Our visitors come time and again to explore our free museum, take part in our activities and enjoy our 16-acre gardens. And they discover something fascinating and mesmerising every time.