At The Red House, Aldeburgh the Britten-Pears Foundation maintains one of the UK’s most important centres for music research. The archive and library holdings of manuscripts and other source materials are unrivalled in their breadth and depth by any other single composer collection. In addition the Foundation holds their extensive art collection as well as number of other important related collections.
The archive collections are open to all during weekday visiting hours, by appointment for researchers, in the Reading Room of the purpose-built Archive. This award-winning building was designed by Stanton Williams and opened for Britten’s centenary year in 2013.
Includes music manuscripts, diaries, letters, writings, programmes, press cuttings and much more.
Featuring thousands of photographs, recordings, films and oral history.
Britten and Pears' book collection features around 10,000 volumes and scores.
It includes around 1,300 works ranging from landscapes, figurative subjects, abstracts and portraits.
An overview of the buildings and spaces Britten and Pears lived and worked in at The Red House site.
Documenting the places Britten and Pears lived, travelled to and performed across the world.