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The Bate Collection of Musical Instruments

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Hidden : 06/09/2014
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Attached to the Faculty of Music of Oxford University is the Bate Collection of Musical Instruments - a collection of more than 2000 instruments, of which over 1000 are on display.

It is open every weekday afternoon and also Saturday mornings in university term-time. More information about workshops and half-term activities can be found on their website.

Admission is FREE.

Below are photos of some of the instruments in the collection – some of which can even be played by visitors.

Many thanks to Andy for providing the photos.

The above co-ordinates are those of the Bate Collection, but the cache isn’t there. It should take you around 15-20 minutes to walk to the cache from the Bate Collection. The cache is a medium-sized box with space for swaps and trackables. There may be nettles at GZ so please be careful.


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UPDATE JULY 2017 The replacement cache had gone missing, so we have placed another cache in the original spot. Unfortunately there are quite a few nettles at GZ at the moment, so shorts and sandals are probably not a good idea - otherwise you'll be fine! Please don't go directly from the footpath to the cache - a more discreet (and relatively nettle-free!) route is possible.

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