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.

The Archive is open for research visits. Following the latest advice from Public Health England and the UK Government, only one researcher (or research team) will be allowed per day, to ensure safe social distancing. Visits must be booked at least two weeks in advance. Click here to make an enquiry.