Playing the Benton Fletcher Collection

Seventeenth Century Spinet at Fenton House

Further information for musicians regarding playing our collection of early keyboard instruments.

We ask that all musicians wishing to visit Fenton House to play keyboard instruments from the Benton Fletcher Collection meet first with our curator and attend a short informal introduction. We regret that we cannot always accommodate introductions to the collection at short notice, and therefore advise musicians who are travelling long distances to contact us in advance to arrange an introduction using the following email addresses: or

Pending approval to play instruments from the collection, musicians may visit Fenton House Wednesday-Sunday during the open season 1st March-31st October. Please note that visiting musicians who have not previously attended an introduction unfortunately cannot be permitted to play any of the keyboard instruments.