Instruments in the Collection

The purpose of these brief lists is to summarise the musical instruments which can be studied in the Collection. Those not on display can be seen by appointment. Much more detailed information is available in the Catalogue of the Collection and, for some instruments, in Workshop Drawings published by the Collection.

The data given for individual instruments are: the Collection's Inventory Number (in parentheses); the name of the instrument [with alternative English language name in brackets], type or system; maker, place of manufacture, date, serial number {in braces}.

In most cases the entries are linked to the corresponding record in MIMO - Musical Instrument Museums Online with descriptions and images.

These lists will be updated from time to time. The date of publication is given at the foot of each brief list.

Keyboard Instruments

Instruments of Regional Cultures Worldwide

Plucked and Hammered String Instruments

Double-reed Woodwind

Single-reed Woodwind


Free Reed Instruments and Musical Glasses

Ancillary Equipment

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