Explore our internationally-significant collections, the most comprehensive of any composer.
At The Red House in 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. Their significance has been recognised through Arts Council England's Designation scheme. We also care for the domestic interiors of the house Britten and Pears shared here, including an extensive art collection.
Our collections are open to all, by appointment, in the Reading Room of our purpose-built Archive. This award-winning building was designed by Stanton Williams and opened in 2013, Britten's centenary year.