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.

Based on the latest advice from Public Health England and the UK Government, access to the Archive is through email enquiries only. Click here to make an enquiry.