Bate Collection of Musical Instruments

Faculty of Music

The sign to the Bate Collection

Part of the university’s Faculty of Music, the Bate Collection is arranged over two floors, only one of which is accessible to visitors who need level access.  Space may be tight for some wheelchair users, and the public entrance to the collection is down a gravel pathway.



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 Blue Badge parking is available on Floyd’s Row, adjacent to the Music Faculty and Bate Collection

Oxford city centre blue badge parking map (725kb)

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 The main entrance to the building is level access. To reach it, walk to the end of Floyd’s row and turn right onto St Aldates.  The faculty will be on your right.  Go through the gates and turn left, following the signed route to the Bate Collection 'round a gravel path and ramp.  Please ring the doorbell for access. 

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hearing loop

Hearing support system

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There is a fixed hearing loop at the reception/shop area.

opening hours

Opening hours

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Term time

Monday-Friday 14.00-17.00
Saturday 10.00-12.00
Sunday Closed

Vacation time

Monday-Friday 14.00-17.00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed


Christmas break.
Good Friday to Easter Monday.
August Bank Holiday long weekend.


Inaccessible areas

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The upper floor of the Bate Collection is inaccessible for visitors who require level access. 


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At a glance

On-site disabled parking spaces 0
Parking nearby (within 200m) Blue Badge
Main entrance Level
Door entry Manual
Direct contact to reception Doorbell
Number of floors 2
Accessible toilets 0
Lift to all floors No
Hearing support system Yes