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An Exhibition of Illustrated Music Manuscripts from the Workshop of Petrus Alamire.

Join us and enter the opulent world of the 16th century through the eyes of Petrus Alamire – musical scribe, composer, singer and producer of some of the most decorated, illustrated choirbooks in history.

Collected by the Alamire Foundation, the music manuscripts are represented in high quality, scaled images. Meet rulers, composers and musicians. Experience the arts and the worldview of the time, brought to life through these extraordinary, beautiful images.

Visitors are invited into the media-installation ‘Speculum Musurgica’. Put together by the Belgian contemporary artist Rudi Knoops, the music is artfully illustrated. Roll back 500 years and enter the sound world of Alamire. Get “up-close and personal” with the musicians at work.

This exhibition was mounted in Antwerp Cathedral by the Alamire Foundation, International Centre for the Study of Music in the Low Countries and AMUZ, Flanders Festival-Antwerp (Belgium). It will travel internationally – starting in 2017 at Beverley Minster.


All ages


Minster Yard North
HU17 0DP


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  • Accessible Toilets
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Opening times

Monday 9am-5.30pm (April-October) 9am-4pm (November-March)
Tuesday 9am-5.30pm (April-October) 9am-4pm (November-March)
Wednesday 9am-5.30pm (April-October) 9am-4pm (November-March)
Thursday 9am-5.30pm (April-October) 9am-4pm (November-March)
Friday 9am-5.30pm (April-October) 9am-4pm (November-March)
Saturday 9am-5.30pm (April-October) 9am-4pm (November-March)
Sunday 12pm-5pm