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Cultural Roots Sound System Museum

The Higgins Bedford

Speakers and musical equipment from Cultural Roots Sound System

7 October 2023 – 28 April 2024

Outside Somewhere in England Gallery – Free Entry

Recently showcased at The Pride of Place Bedford shop, the Sound System Museum is live at The Higgins until April 2024. Cultural Roots Sound System Museum was started in 1979 by a group of friends in Bedford. This equipment provided valuable entertainment to Caribbean households in Bedford, owing to discrimination excluding them from socialising in local bars and clubs.

The Sound System Museum has preserved this precious memorabilia and hope it will jog the memories and hearts of yesteryear. Visitors can see first-hand what it takes to build and run a reggae sound system and experience this at special events and workshops.

Museum Opening Times:

Tuesday – Saturday: 11am – 5pm

Sunday & Bank Holiday Monday: 2pm – 5pm

Closed on Mondays

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