Bate Collection of Musical Instruments

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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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On-site designated parking for Blue Badge holders No
Public designated parking for Blue Badge holders within 200m Yes
Other nearby parking Yes - Pay and Display
Main entrance Level. Doorbell. Manual door
Alternative entrance N/A
Wheelchair accessible toilets No
Lift N/A
Hearing support systems Yes
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Blue Badge parking is available on Floyd’s Row, adjacent to the Music Faculty and Bate Collection

 

 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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The reception desk and shop counter is directly in front of you as you enter the Bate Collection.  The desk is low-height, and fitted with a fixed hearing loop.  Audio guides to the collection are available from reception.

 

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There is only one staircase in the Bate Collection.  This has a wooden rail on the right hand side (ascending), and contrasting nosing.

 

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 There are two doors at the entrance to the Bate collection. The outer door has no visual panel and is manually operated.  It can only be opened by the receptionist on duty.  The inner door is also manual, with a visual panel.  The staff are happy to help visitors if necessary. 

 

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The exhibition space on the ground floor is very full, and some areas are narrow – wheelchair users may need to be careful not to knock anything over!  Exhibits are either free-standing, or arranged in tall glass cases.  Exhibition space in the upper gallery is equally full so please take care, especially as light levels are low in some areas.  Audio guides are available from reception. 

 

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The reception desk area also sells a selection of music-themed cards and gifts.  The desk is low-height, and there is a fixed hearing loop.

 

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

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Contact details


Bate Collection of Musical Instruments 
St Aldate's
Oxford
OX1 1DB

bate.collection@music.ox.ac.uk
01865 276125

www.bate.ox.ac.uk

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