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Saturday, 18 June 2011

Visit to The Bate Collection


It was a great morning at the Bate Collection of Musical Instruments, in the Faculty of Music at Oxford University.  Being the most comprehensive collection in Britain of European woodwind, brass and percussion we expected a special morning but thanks to Andy Lamb who is one the most entertaining of guides the experience was informative and amusing.  The tour started with Paul being being asked to play a harpsichord that turned out to be Handels.  

The photographs give a glimpse but like many of Oxford University museums it deserves a trip so if you find yourself in Oxford take a visit.