Explore other music collections

Across the country, there are archives doing work to collect music memories based around locations, themes and subcultures. You can explore some of those groups here.

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Music Heritage UK is a charity to protect and preserve the UK’s popular music heritage

What We Wore is a project to create a people’s style history of Britain

Sound System Culture is a project to celebrate the UK’s vibrant sound system scenes

British Record Shop Archive records the history of the record shop and celebrates the role it has played in British music history

Youth Club shares and promotes youth culture heritage

Bring the Noise!! Our Story!! Our History!! (Facebook)


The Edinburgh Gig Archive is a snapshot of gigs and venues held dear to Edinburgh gig goers


Manchester District Music Archive is a user-led archive to celebrate Greater Manchester’s music and social history

Hull Music Archive is a guide to the history of music around Hull

Sheffield Music Archive is devoted to Sheffield music of all genres


Birmingham Music Archive celebrates Birmingham’s rich music history

Coventry Music Museum tells the story of the city’s music heritage


The East Anglian Music Archive collects, catalogues and researches contemporary and influential music scenes of Norfolk and Suffolk