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Luxury Apartment in Oxford Castle & City Centre

Luxury Apartment in Oxford Castle & City Centre

0.2 mi from Bate Collection
     
     

    Located in the heart of Oxford, this romantic apartment is within a 10-minute walk of Oxford Castle Unlocked, Christ Church College, and Covered Market. Exeter ...

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    Luxury Apartment in Oxford Castle & City CentreGet Rates
    The Ruskin

    The Ruskin

    0.3 mi from Bate Collection
       
       

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      The RuskinGet Rates
      Ethos Hotel

      Ethos Hotel

      0.3 mi from Bate Collection
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      4.0 out of 5.0
       
       

      Located in the heart of Oxford, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Bate Collection and Christ Church College. University of Oxford and Covered Market ...

      Ethos Hotel£74

      Ethos Hotel£74
      Macdonald Randolph Hotel

      Macdonald Randolph Hotel

      0.5 mi from Bate Collection
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      5.0 out of 5.0
       
       

      Located in the heart of Oxford, this luxury hotel is steps from Oxford Playhouse and Ashmolean Museum. University of Oxford and Exeter College are also within ...

      Macdonald Randolph Hotel£113

      Macdonald Randolph Hotel£113
      The Porterhouse Grill & Rooms

      The Porterhouse Grill & Rooms

      0.2 mi from Bate Collection
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      4.0 out of 5.0
       
       

      Located in the heart of Oxford, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Said Business School and Ashmolean Museum. University of Oxford and Exeter ...

      The Porterhouse Grill & Rooms£167

      The Porterhouse Grill & Rooms£167
      Sportsview Guest House

      Sportsview Guest House

      0.5 mi from Bate Collection
        3.0 out of 5.0
         
         

        Situated in Oxford, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Bate Collection and Christ Church College. Covered Market and Exeter College are also within ...

        Sportsview Guest House£76

        Sportsview Guest House£76
        Malmaison Oxford

        Malmaison Oxford

        0.2 mi from Bate Collection
          4.0 out of 5.0
           
           

          Located in the heart of Oxford, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Oxford Castle Unlocked, Christ Church College, and Covered Market. Exeter College ...

          Malmaison Oxford£158

          Malmaison Oxford£158
          Mercure Oxford Eastgate Hotel

          Mercure Oxford Eastgate Hotel

          0.2 mi from Bate Collection
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          4.0 out of 5.0
           
           

          Located in the heart of Oxford, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Queen's College, University Church of St Mary the Virgin and Radcliffe Camera. Covered ...

          Mercure Oxford Eastgate Hotel£97

          Mercure Oxford Eastgate Hotel£97
          Cherwell Guest House

          Cherwell Guest House

          0.2 mi from Bate Collection
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          3.0 out of 5.0
           
           

          Situated in Oxford, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Greyfriars Oxford, University Church of St Mary the Virgin, and Radcliffe Camera. Covered Market ...

          Cherwell Guest House£62

          Cherwell Guest House£62
          Old Bank Hotel

          Old Bank Hotel

          0.3 mi from Bate Collection
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          4.5 out of 5.0
           
           

          Situated in Oxford, this luxury hotel is steps away from All Souls College, University Church of St Mary the Virgin and Radcliffe Camera. Covered Market and ...

          Old Bank Hotel£232

          Old Bank Hotel£232

          Pocket Guide: Bate Collection Bate Collection Hotels

          Oxfordshire is a county unusually rich in history and cultural traditions, and there are many hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses to choose from when you come here for a visit of any duration. The landscape of rolling hills and winding river valleys makes it popular with outdoors enthusiasts, and culture vultures enjoy the treasures of cities like Oxford. The Bate Collection of Musical Instruments in St. Aldates is a hidden gem that is often overlooked by visitors to the city.

          The Bate Collection from Oxfordshire Hotels

          The various collections that pack the museums of Oxford tend to be crammed in, stuffed to the ceiling and quite bewildering when you first encounter them. The Bate Collection is no exception, but there is order to the chaos and curators are on hand to guide you through the musical jungle. When you stroll along to St. Aldates from your Oxfordshire hotel or guesthouse you'll quickly get your bearings and be able to appreciate the incomparable Bate Collection in all its glory.

          Oxfordshire Hotels for a Musical Cornucopia

          The Bate Collection consists of over 2000 instruments, although only about 100 of them are on display at any one time, which is more than enough for most visitors. Weird experiments in instrument design down the centuries, and many downright weird creations that resemble organic monstrosities from a painting by Hieronymus Bosch, add zest to a visit!

          The Bate staff are extremely helpful and do their best to guide visitors through the maze and hopefully fully appreciate the wonderful collections. The audio guides are especially good at helping you understand what the pieces are supposed to sound like when professionally played, and interactive digital catalogues are also available.

          Apart from being slightly off the beaten tourist map of Oxford, the Bate Collection has rather restricted opening times, and many residents of the city are unaware of its existence. When staying at a local Oxfordshire hotel such as the Ethos Hotel or Tower House you really should pay this excellent collection a visit to discover a world of interest in the evolution of musical instruments down the centuries.