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Musee de la Musique

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This museum has nearly 1,000 different instruments on display, complete with audio commentary.
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In the Cite de la Musique | 221 av. Jean-Jaures, 19e, Paris, France
La Villette
+33 1 44 84 44 84
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

The music museum at the "Cite de la Musique" is in a specially made building for the large collection of old and new instruments, also from different parts of the world with unique instruments. The earphones with numbers for filmed pieces of different kinds of...More

1  Thank BasicsTouring
Reviewed 7 June 2018

The museum is in a modern big building. The collection is various. The Gamelan(Indonesian traditional music istrument) has an entrance door. Even you are not a music lover, you will learn better about music instruments. It worths visit.

Thank Solodam J
Reviewed 26 May 2018

Pretty far away from central Paris but reachable via Metro. This is a must for music lovers. A basic knowledge of French helps your understanding of titles but is not really necessary if you know what you are looking at.

Thank karen2450
Reviewed 23 May 2018

The collection of instruments is comprehensive, the info screens have also English as option. It is not difficult to get much information even from the French beside the instruments. The best feature by far, in my opinion, was Musicien au Musée. I was perhaps super...More

Thank Seppo H
Reviewed 1 March 2018

Plenty of musical instruments displayed, many music samples and videos to listen to with the headphones provided. Today we also had a free wonderful interactive performance of a traditional Mongolian viola da gamba called Morin Khuur. I suggest you have a look at the website...More

2  Thank Ray_Field
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Most beautiful audio tour ever in a museum! Lots of beautiful instruments from everywhere and you can hear them during the audio tour. Anyone who sometimes plays music himself will find this museum interesting and wonderful.

Thank Johanhimself
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Offers a huge collection of musical instruments. Leads you through the history of both western, asian and african musical instruments.

Thank valdans
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

The museum is an excellent experience with hundreds if not thousands of instruments. A lot of information and audio examples is availble through the audio guide. For kids there are "red numbers" with adjusted content. The part I liked most was the live music demonstration....More

Thank Seereel
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Being a musician, I really wanted to see this museum, so I talked my wife into making the trek over here and SHE had a great time. I did as well, but I think she was pleasantly surprised as it is kind of out of...More

1  Thank hankypanky505
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Visited this museum on a Saturday and was really impressed with the collection of instruments from richly decorated clavichords to an immense variety and age of wind, string & percussion instruments, also including musical instruments from other cultures. There is also likely to be a...More

1  Thank K M
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wide-open space. Home to Europe's largest science
museum, this area rewards daytime and nighttime
explorations; there are three concert spaces, plus
cinemas and bars, and even open-air cinema in the
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