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Museum of Musical Instruments

Musikinstrumtenden-Museum Berlin

The Museum of Musical Instruments collects and displays musical instruments of European art music from the 16th to the 21st century.

The museum's collection includes about 3,300 instruments, many of which are preserved in playable condition. Around 800 of these instruments can be admired in the exhibition. From Baroque wind instruments to precursors to the synthesizer, many rare and little-seen instruments from the ages fill the museum. Visitors can experience the tones of these treasures and find out their histories at listening stations and multimedia terminals.

Unique Collection of Wind Instruments

An outstanding part of the museum is the unique collection of wind instruments from St. Wenzel zu Naumburg, a nearly complete range of instruments which belonged to a group of traveling pipers in the early 17 century. Other highlights include a violin built by Antonio Stradivari, a portable harpsichord once owned by Prussia’s Queen Sophie Charlotte, flutes from the collection of Frederick the Great, Benjamin Franklin’s glass harmonica, and the imposing Mighty Wurlitzer theater organ owned by the influential Von Siemens family.

Address, Opening Hours and Contact Information

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Tiergartenstraße 1
10785 Berlin
+49 (0)30 254 811 78
Opening Hours
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 am to 5 pm, Thursday from 9 am to 8 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm.
The museum is accessible for wheelchair users. Elevator and accessible restrooms available.
Admission Fee
€10, reduced € 5

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Last edited: 16 January 2024