Welcome to Cremona House – Bristol’s Violin Shop since 1879

Cremona House Violin Shop of Bristol has been in the forefront of the British Violin trade since it was established in 1879 by George Darbey. Almost a hundred and forty years later and well into it’s second century it is one of the leading violin shops in Britain. Under the direction of Richard Bristow since 1979, this shop has developed a popularity and excellent reputation for quality craftsmanship and expertise.

Our long established high street violin shop in Bristol offers a wide range of Modern, Antique & Vintage Violins, Violas, Cellos, Basses & Bows with the advantage of many years experience in all aspects  of instrument repair & restoration. As Professional Violin Makers and Restorers, all instruments are set-up in our workshops and will be ready to play on purchase.

Please note: Whilst we carry a large and comprehensive selection instruments, cases accessories & bows, space restrictions prevent us from carrying everything. So if you are planning a visit to our shop please ring first to check availability. Instrument and Bow matters are strictly by appointment. Tel: 0117 926 4617


Our website is currently undergoing reconstruction, but please contact us for Mail order, Enquiries, Sales, Repairs and Valuations. All available as normal. Tel: 0117 926 4617


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