The Coventry Music Museum

Late May Bank Holiday

Dear Visitors, please note that the Museum will NOT be open on Bank Holiday Monday, 27 May

We will be open again, as normal, Thursday 30 May.
Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Latest Arrival at Coventry Music Museum

Celebrating Lieutenant Pigeon and their classic hit Mouldy Old Dough, we are now proud to display the original piano on which the song was written and recorded.

We present to you: Hilda Woodward’s Piano

Click here for more details …

Kids Free 2019

We Have A Record Label!

Releases on the CMM Record label …

Check for new releases, and CDs from the Alternative Sounds series at our reception desk.
Alternative Sounds is a series of compilations celebrating some well-known and some less well-known local artists, as well as special recordings dedicated to the Museum (Vol 1 has a track recorded by children from a local primary school, in honour of the 80th anniversary of Delia Derbyshire’s birth, for example)


Coventry Music Museum is run entirely by volunteers (the only reason we charge for admission is to pay the rent and electricity bills!).

Many of our volunteers first came to the Museum as visitors, and decided to become more personally involved.

We’re a diverse bunch – ages, backgrounds, specialist areas of musical interest – and we’re always delighted to welcome new members to the team.

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 
Children between the ages of 5-15 FREE throughout 2019

You can find us on the Ball Hill section of the Walsgrave Road.

The entrance to the Two Tone Village is right by the pedestrian crossing lights, into the Two Tone Village courtyard behind the shops.

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!

We are enormously grateful to the Heritage Lottery Fund

Articles In Sound

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 permanent displays and exhibition areas.



… and don’t forget the new …

Coventry Music Atlas


Available from the Museum front desk


  • An exclusive new enamel VIP badge;
  • One of the original enamel VIP 2-Tone Central badges first 100 only);
  • embership 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);
  • Iinvite 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’.

Coventry Music Museum’s Atrists Of The Month

Artist of the month

Duck Thieves

In association with hmv Coventry


Duck Thieves

Our current Artists of the Month have been billed as the most exciting band to come out of the city in a decade.

Duck Thieves formed in 2014 when front man Justin Wing Chung Hui asked his fellow band mate Michelle Bailey-Le Long and ex-band mate Cait Buckley to join him on a misadventure of a lifetime.  They are described as Indie Panto Pop with a slice of punk performance art thrown in.  The two newest members Jessamy Davis and Steven Shelly joined them recently and they continue to bring songs that are inspired by personal story telling, feminism, standing up to racism and B-Movies.

They have released 3 EPs on local bedroom indie labels, have garnered airplay on BBC introducing Coventry and Warwickshire, been marked out as best support act in by Birmingham Live and have played on the main stages of Coventry Pride and Godiva Festival.

The band’s name comes from the first film ever to be shot in Hong Kong called ‘Stealing a Roasted Duck’ (偷燒鴨).  Due to the Japanese destroying film to make bombs with nitrate during the occupation, no copy of the film exists. There is doubt to whether the film even actually existed.

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

Duck Thieves: we welcome you!





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