Hear a selection of the sounds held in our vast collection
The British Library is home to the nation’s Sound Archive, an extraordinary collection of over 6.5 million recordings of speech, music, wildlife and the environment, from the 1880s to the present day. Join us to listen to a selection of the sounds held in our vast collection, hand-picked by our curators.
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Part of our Season of Sound, the British Library's annual celebration of all things audio.
Explore the British Library’s Sound Archive today and discover over 6.5 million extraordinary recordings covering speech, music, wildlife and the environment.