About Us

130 years of the Cooke family selling musical instruments

 Video kindly supplied by Norfolk On Film.

Cookes ancestors

In 1887 Arthur William Cooke opened a music shop in Norwich. The family run music stores have been in business ever since.

Picture of St Margaret's Store

In 1965 Brian Morrison started Cookes Band Instruments from a small store located in St Margaret's Street in Norwich, soon moved to current premises in St Benedicts Street.

Matthew Morrison is 5th generation of the Cooke family and the current Managing Director. Matthew joined the company as a Saturday boy when he was 14 years old.

(The Cookes team during the 1980s - left to right: Sean Cannell, Brian Morrison, Robert Masters and Matthew Morrison).

Matthew and the team supply guitars, live sound and PA systems, recording products, specialist lighting and effects and drum accessories.

As well as our music shop at 34 St Benedicts Street in Norwich we also have our online music store so you can shop on the go but still get the same, trusted service from the team at Cookes. So no matter how small or large your order you’ll get the same great first class service.

If you need expert advice on any of the products we sell, you can call the team on 01603 623563 or pop into the shop.