Playing the Benton Fletcher Collection at Fenton House

Seventeenth Century Spinet at Fenton House

We welcome enquiries from professional musicians about playing our collection of early keyboard instruments at Fenton House. Read on to find out how you can get involved.

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 March to October. Please note that visiting musicians who have not previously attended an introduction unfortunately cannot be permitted to play any of the keyboard instruments.