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!
A BIG THANKYOU
Coventry 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.
“ARTICLES IN SOUND”…
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.
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’.
THE COVENTRY MUSIC MUSEUM IS PROUD TO BE THE ‘FIRST TEAM’ SHIRT SPONSOR OF COVENTRY SPHINX F.C.
We would like to wish all the players, fans and people associated with the club every success for the 2016 – 2017 season.
Bids are now open for the UK’s City of Culture 2021.
Prime contender for this illustrious status is our home: the City of Coventry.
Coventry Music Museum is standing strongly behind this bid; please ask a member of the team if you would like to add your voice to our support for this highly deserved recognition, or visit the website.
Celebrating Sir Horace
Our current Special Exhibition:
On Bass, Sir Horace Gentleman
An exhibition dedicated to Coventry’s Horace Panter (A K A Sir Horace Gentleman)
A tribute to Horace’s massive contributions to 2-Tone Ska through The Specials, and his wider work as a Bluesman, a leading member of General Public, an artist, a writer, bassman, teacher… (but you’ll have to visit the exhibition to truly appreciate the man!)Please check our Events page for more details