Musee de la Musique
Musee de la Musique
4.5
Speciality MuseumsHistory Museums
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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This museum has nearly 1,000 different instruments on display, complete with audio commentary.
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: 19th Arr. - Buttes-Chaumont
How to get there
  • Porte de Pantin • 4 min walk
  • Ourcq • 9 min walk
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  • richiel747
    Richmond, Canada337 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place for music lovers
    Great museum for any music lover. The museum has the history of the musical instruments, how they were introduced not only to Paris but in Europe in general. The price of admission includes an audioguide however some the main displays are only in French. They have a huge collection of old instruments including some really interesting pianos. Many of the historic pieces have an English explanation of its history. The museum end with a collection of world instruments. There are also a history of music theatres and performance houses. This is a definite place to any music lover.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 4 August 2023
  • unclelouie
    New Ulm, Minnesota1,326 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Make learning about Music worthwhile
    This music museum is in the immense Parc de la Villette and just one building farther is a concert hall. This is a great museum if you are interested in music. There is much more to see in the parc not connected to music.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 5 August 2023
  • kmz88
    Plon, Germany392 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must visit if you like classical music
    This is a hidden gem. So few people visit. We had the museum almost to ourselves. They give you an audioguide, and you can hear many of the instruments live in concert. Their collection is huge and impressive. These instruments are still used by the Paris Philharmonic for their concerts, so the instruments are in good condition. It is a bit tricky find level 5, but there instruments from other parts of the world are displayed, and it is quite excellent.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 September 2023
  • Isaac F
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great museum for everyone and every occasion!
    This was an AMAZING museum that I spent a solid two hours in, listening to and learning about the different historic instruments. It could also be great for a small side trip during a busy day or if you are in the area. The route through is a little confusing for an American tourist like me but once I figured it out it made sense. I really enjoyed the vastness of the collection along with the beauty of the building itself! And as a bonus, it was completely free for me! Highly recommend this somewhat hidden gem in the outer arrondissements.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 17 December 2023
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Isaac F
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
This was an AMAZING museum that I spent a solid two hours in, listening to and learning about the different historic instruments. It could also be great for a small side trip during a busy day or if you are in the area. The route through is a little confusing for an American tourist like me but once I figured it out it made sense. I really enjoyed the vastness of the collection along with the beauty of the building itself! And as a bonus, it was completely free for me! Highly recommend this somewhat hidden gem in the outer arrondissements.
Written 17 December 2023
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kmz88
Plon, Germany392 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
This is a hidden gem. So few people visit. We had the museum almost to ourselves. They give you an audioguide, and you can hear many of the instruments live in concert. Their collection is huge and impressive. These instruments are still used by the Paris Philharmonic for their concerts, so the instruments are in good condition. It is a bit tricky find level 5, but there instruments from other parts of the world are displayed, and it is quite excellent.
Written 5 September 2023
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unclelouie
New Ulm, MN1,326 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
This music museum is in the immense Parc de la Villette and just one building
farther is a concert hall. This is a great museum if you are interested in music.
There is much more to see in the parc not connected to music.
Written 5 August 2023
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richiel747
Richmond, Canada337 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Great museum for any music lover. The museum has the history of the musical instruments, how they were introduced not only to Paris but in Europe in general. The price of admission includes an audioguide however some the main displays are only in French. They have a huge collection of old instruments including some really interesting pianos. Many of the historic pieces have an English explanation of its history. The museum end with a collection of world instruments. There are also a history of music theatres and performance houses. This is a definite place to any music lover.
Written 4 August 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,086 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
You can learn about music styles and instruments here at this modern museum at the outer edge of the city. It's worth the effort to come out here. Look for some terrific special expos.
Written 29 September 2021
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Jip79
Doha, Qatar543 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We have been to a few other music museums, but this is one of the best. There is a vast collection of instruments and very well curated with videos on development of Western music from the 17th to 20th centuries that synchronizes with the audio guide. As we were there on Saturday, the museum also had a performance and talk on the cello and pipe instruments.
Written 26 October 2019
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John M
Glasgow, UK29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This is probably the best museum of its kind I've visited. But you could miss what for me were the two outstanding parts: a guitar which belonged to Django and another
signed by Berlioz and passed to him from Pagannini.
Also, extraordinary to see Stradivarius moulds.
Written 17 August 2019
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NYCmusician
New York City, NY26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
Off the beaten tourist path and not crowded at all, this is a hidden gem. The free audio guide is well done and essential to the experience. It’s an amazing collection of instruments through the centuries - including some of the earliest electronic instruments. If you’re not a musician you’ll enjoy it. If you are, don’t miss it!
Written 17 August 2019
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Sebastian S
London, UK111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
I found the temporary exhibition of photography by Robert Doisneau a delight. The works themselves are often stunning (an audition by three identikit singing sisters for example) but the explanations and links are well done, and above all Doisneau comes across as witty, perceptive and fun.

You can look down through the viewfinder of his Rolleiflex, and see a picture of him, which is a bit structuralist/surreal. And his comment about using the Rolleiflex is priceless. Something like : ‘it always made you look down, as if your head was hanging in reverence. It wasn’t, but that always came in useful.”
Written 9 April 2019
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Christy1
Seattle, Wa10,589 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
I didn't think I'd find this museum very interesting but using the free audio guide, it was fascinating. You can learn about this history of various type of instruments, or listen to how each one sounds. Really, so much more interesting than I'd expected. They have special audio guides for kids. It was also nice to get away from the crowds at the big sights. Maybe not a must for a first trip to Paris, but worth the metro ride.
Written 4 April 2019
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