You may think museums are all about history … but there’s always something new going on at Coventry Music Museum…
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
WHAT’S ON THIS MONTH?
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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
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’.
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!
Want to see yourself in the
ARTISTs OF THE MONTH
Then get in touch with us here at the Coventry Music Museum
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.