Music Museum Expansion

The Coventry Music Museum has just got bigger

 

If your looking for something to do over the weekend why not go and check out this hidden gem of information about Coventry’s music scene past and present!

 

Thanks to new funding from the Heritage Lottery and the General Charity of the City of Coventry, the popular museum has launched a new entrance and some exciting new exhibits.

The new exhibition area will house temporary displays on various famous artists, for the launch King has been the first to come under the limelight.

Coventry famously gave 2-Tone music to the world. Spawning bands like The Specials, The Selecter, Madness and The Beat. 2-Tone music, as influential as it was, is only a small reflection of the vast musical talents that Coventry can lay claim to.

Stopping along the way at Music Hall, 50’s Rock’ N’ Roll, the 60’s Beat scene and 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. 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. Not forgeting new talent, with our Artist of The Month!

All that’s really missing is YOU, so we hope to welcome you, very soon

Opening times Thurs-Sun 10.00am to 4.00pm

The museum is located in Walsgrave Road, Ball Hill, CV2 4ED.

 

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