The Coventry Music Museum

There’s never been a better time to explore …


Got Musical Kids with time on their hands this summer?
There’s never been a better time to bring them along …




Accompanied Kids go free throughout August.

Delia would be tickled pink.

Our special exhibition for 2018

The life and career of the original Rude Boy

First Release on the COVMM label!

The first release on our new record label: CMM01

Order Your own, Unique, hand-labelled, personally-finished Copy NOW….. CLICK HERE


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Visitors planning to stay in Coventry will find useful information at Hotels Combined – offering an extensive selection and good deals.

At the Coventry Music Museum, we tell the real story of our musical heritage, going right back to the Roman occupation.We stop along the way at Music Hall, 50’s Rock ’n’ Roll, the 60’s Beat scene & we even have the Lennon Bench, commemorating the famous ‘Acorns for Peace’ event.

There’s the 70’s, when Coventry ruled the charts on both sides of the Atlantic with its trademark fusion of ska and punk: 2-tone.
Our 80’s area celebrates Hazel O’Connor, The Primitives and of course, King.
In the 90’s we go all Bhangra, then we celebrate Dave Willetts in Phantom of the Opera (we even have his original Phantom mask).
Now it’s The Enemy‘s time, with many unique items from Coventry’s current hitmakers here on display.
Always keen to recognise and promote new talent, look out for our Artist of The Month!

We are open

Thursday to Saturday: 10:00am to 4:00pm [last admittance 3:30pm];
Sundays: 10:00am to 3:00pm [last admittance 2:30pm];

we are also open on Bank Holiday Mondays [hours as for Sundays].

Admission is £3.00 Adults and £1.00 Children between the ages of 5-15


cov_tel_logo_with_imagesCoventry Telegraph People’s Choice Awards

In this year’s Coventry Telegraph People’s Choice Awards the Museum achieved First place in two categories:

Best Family Attraction & Best Independent Venue

Needless to say, the whole museum team are delighted, and extend our thanks to all the music-loving visitors who made this possible.

Thank you!

The Book Is Out!

Actually two books in one, Articles In Sound is a fascinating history of Coventry and Warwickshire music, as defined through a tapestry of 50 objects; when opened at the other end, the book provides a clear, concise and up-to-date guide to the museum, its displays and exhibition areas.


… so is the Website …

There is also a new Web site for Articles In Sound – drop in and see what it’s all about!

… and the app

Free to download, Articles In Sound has its very own, interactive app.

Download from Google App Store here


An exclusive new enamel VIP badge One of the original enamel VIP 2-Tone Central badges first 100 only). Membership card Exclusive Specials montage poster, Village Car sticker. Total free access for a year to the Museum (for the card holder only),10% discount at all Village shops & Simmer Down restaurant (Excluding Top To Toe and the 2-Tone Cafe) invite to an exclusive Village VIP only event, and the chance to win a special prize, and when possible VIP pre-sale tickets.

Money from the VIP Club goes directly to keep The Coventry Music Museum going. It’s as simple as that, so it’s great having some fun in the process, and being part of something ‘special’.

Artist of the month


In association with hmv Coventry


Artist of the Month: a Coventry Grime artist has recently been inducted as our Artist of The Month.  Born in Coventry, West Midlands in July 1995, Skatta is a special kind of artist, with a passion for his art form and a distinctive sound that sets him apart.

We often talk about the decline of the social political protest song so prevalent in the 1980’s.  It seems on the whole it’s left to the Grime community to say how it is, thank goodness they have a voice.  Skatta really does know how it feels and how to put it all across, his work is mesmerising and the glint in his eye gives you the impression he knows something you don’t, and that’s probably true.

Real name Nathan Hunter has already achieved a lot so far in his short career.  In 2016, Skatta was requested as a guest on BBC 1xtra, and host Sian Anderson’s described him as “one of my favourites to ever do it”, describing his voice as “captivating”.  Since then he has been signed up to the roster of sync licensing agency I’m Not a Machine, performed live at Changing Trax – Electric Proms with former BBC Proms Young Composer of the Year, Toby Young, as well as Godiva Festival, Portobello Live, Fubar Radio, hosted his own show on Pyro Radio, appeared on Brapp TV…

Visit the Artist of the Month display; check him out!

Skatta: we welcome you!



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City of Culture 2021

Announced Thursday, 7 December 2017, Coventry is to be the UK’s City of Culture 2021.

This is a truly outstanding achievement for the City of Coventry.

Needless to say, Coventry Music Museum stood strongly behind this bid, and we thank all our visitors, music-lovers, musicians and friends, who supported our efforts to help seal the bid.