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Very interesting collection.

We spent about an hour and a half in here. There were quite a few cabinets packed with old and... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2015
Sue H
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
Interesting Museum

This museum is a bit difficult to find on the University of Edinburgh campus. However, it was worth... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2013
Debbie K
Adrian, Michigan
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“Lunchtime piano recital”
27 Apr 2015
“Very interesting collection.”
On display are nearly 1000 items including stringed, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments from Britain, Europe and from other continents. The instrumental history of the Orchestra, the Wind Band, Theatre, Dance, Popular Music, Brass Bands, etc...more
Bristo Square, Edinburgh EH8 9AH, Scotland
Southside & Holyrood
+44 131 650 6845
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful free event, most Fridays at 13.10 during term time. Hall hidden behind McEwan's hall and freshly decorated.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mary W
Reviewed 27 April 2015

We spent about an hour and a half in here. There were quite a few cabinets packed with old and rare instruments, including some inventions that never really caught on. Excellent display of brass instruments which is my main area of interest. Only open for...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank Sue H
Reviewed 8 March 2015

Inadequately presented yet intriguing collection of all kinds of musical instruments: stringed, plucked, winds and percussion. This is another small museum that is part of Edinburgh University. And, like the St. Cecilia's Hall Museum of Instruments, the presentation is woefully inadequate considering the quality and...More

Date of experience: July 2014
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Reviewed 3 February 2013

This museum is a bit difficult to find on the University of Edinburgh campus. However, it was worth the effort as it was an interesting stop. It was free and it did not take too long to to go through. The number and variety of...More

Date of experience: January 2013
Thank Debbie K
Reviewed 27 November 2012

For 8 pounds this has to be one of the great bargains of Edinburgh's music scene (notoriously expensive). The young players and conductor were excellent and played with real passion and verve a mixed Russian composers programme. Shame the all is not better heated and...More

Date of experience: November 2012
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Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around
university buildings in Southside, the sort of
neighbourhood that supports a long string of
second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for
just a few pounds. In August the student population is
replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here
for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and
arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking
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