In June 2013, to mark Britten’s centenary, a new home for the composer’s uniquely comprehensive archive opened in the grounds. Architects Stanton Williams and engineers Max Fordham designed a building that brings together collections that were previously stored across the site. The stable conditions needed for long-term preservation are achieved by low-energy, passive means rather than air-conditioning, making this a landmark sustainable building in the archive world.

Access is available by appointment and is open to the public during weekday opening hours.

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