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About us

accordion centre buildingBased in a former railway crossing house built in the 1850’s, we are a family owned and run business, our origins dating from 1938.  Keep reading to find out a little more about us…

The Accordion Centre, as it is today, was established over 35 years ago and is headed by Robert Beecroft.

Rob, is a fully trained engineer, accordion tuner, specialist repairer and an accordionist.The Accordion Centre is well known for the repair and tuning services offered from our factory workshop we usually have two to three staff on site.

Passionate about sourcing and supplying some of the finest Accordions, Melodeons and Concertinas from Italy and Europe, Rob offers instruments from Serenellini, Victoria, Brandoni, Hohner, Sonola, Excelsior, Saltarelle, Bugari and Weltmeister, to name but a few. We Refurbish pre – owned, instruments and specialised made to order bespoke instruments from our sourced factories. Please see our stock list under our products for current stocks of these and many other well known quality brands.

The Accordion Centre is run by accordionists for accordionists but we also tune refurbish and repair melodeon’s and concertina’s. Our goal is to bring you great quality instruments and accessories at affordable prices with guarantee’s on all of our stock.

Whether you are browsing, buying or seeking help and advice, a warm welcome always awaits you at the Accordion Centre, renowned for its friendly atmosphere and unique character. We have club nights for the Accordion and melodeon check our wahts on page.

Take a look at our Facebook page / instagram or youtube chanel for up-to-the minute news on what we’re getting up to!

About the Accordion Centre Birmingham - owner Rob with his mother Gladys

Rob with his mother Gladys outside the Accordion Centre.

For people interested in History of the surrounding area of 131 GARRISON STREET (access via Midland st) 

The Site of Old Garrison Farm was first recorded from at least 1725, which is across the railway from the Accordion Centre.

Garrison was named after the claim that in the Civil War Prince Rupert (nephew to Charles 1) and his Royalist troops camped and had a Garrison there in 1643 on the site of the farm. Later the site made way for the Brickyard brickworks and access was made via the level crossing.

The Garrison pub is a 2 minute walk away from us, situated on Garrison Lane which was made famous by the Peaky Blinders t.v. series.

On 29th November 1965 the Railway decommissioned the signal box and the Brick Yard level Crossing closed its gates for the last time. The brick yard was opposite the railway crossing and was one of many works in the area that used clay which was dug on site. An extensive series of clay pits and brick works stretched from here eastwards along the south of the Birmingham-London Railway as far as Bordesley Green Road. Birmingham wheels park is in use of the present site and you can still see the high embankments left from the pits. Across the right of the crossing was known to locals as the Rookery and also there was a natural Whirl pool that has since been filled in. Birmingham city foot ball ground has since purchased the old site of Garrison farm where wheels park now stands for their proposed new site.