The world’s only Musical Instrument Museum
The Indian sandstone façade is the first thing you notice when approaching this 200,000 square foot building filled with nearly 16,000 instruments and associated objects.
Wireless headsets allow you to hear the music throughout the galleries.
Ranked in the Top 20 Museums in the United States by 2015 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award
“Music is something all humans share, a source of beauty and comfort, a means to give voice to joy in times of celebration, and a powerful force that brings people together”
The Artist Gallery displays the many instruments of famous musicians such as John Lennon.
Other featured artists include Elvis Presley, Carlos Santana, Roy Orbison and Taylor Swift to name a few.
In the Geographic Galleries you can find instruments displayed by region.
The Recycled Orchestra is an exhibit of instruments made of found material.
Special exhibit now on display is Stradivarius: Origins and Legacy of the Greatest Violin Maker showing through June 5 2016. You will be able to see 10 stradivarius violins including one from 1728 which is on display at the MIM for the first time in the USA.
Visit their website at http://mim.org/