About us

The Department of Music is located in a stunning ex Stud Farm in the Village of Barlavington, West Sussex, in the beautiful South Downs National Park. With great links from West Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire.


We are absolutely committed to delivering the opposite experience of what you will find in typical HiFi shops, after all it's not 1985 (although Brothers in Arms is still a great album). If music is inherently positive, so too should learning about the best way to reproduce it. 


You can buy a box from anyone, but if you want to work with people just like you, who listen to the same music, who want you to play whatever you like, who serve great coffee, wine, or a single-malt, we keep late hours to suit you, The Department of Music is your destination store. 


We get it. And you will, too. It's like the HiFi shop that you would open, welcoming,relaxed,ego free, a place where people hear things in their favourite music that they have never experienced before.


We deliver and install your hi-fi in your home without charge. (Though a cup of tea would be nice.) 


We are proud appointed dealers to some of the most iconic brands including Naim, Rega, Bowers and Wilkins, Chord Electronics, Focal, Innuos, Roon, PMC, Chord cables, Quadraspire, AURALic and Tellurium Q. In simple terms, if we can't honestly recommend a product, we don't stock it.