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Museum of Making Music

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Address: 5790 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4608
Phone Number: +1 760-438-5996
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This unique museum provides an exciting documentary of the last 100 years...

This unique museum provides an exciting documentary of the last 100 years of American music through interactive displays, a focus on six different musical eras and a collection of musical instruments.

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Magical Museum of Making Music

This museum is a little gem with a great deal to offer. There are many beautiful instruments on display and historical/musical facts to accompany them. The museum offers tours for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jeannie E
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Oceanside, California
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Lafayette, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was visiting my parents over the Thanksgiving holiday so checked this out since we had some time to kill before my flight out...they live in Carlsbad. I would not go out of my way to get here. The museum was OK...it's very focused on the commercial music business since its operated/maintained by the National Association of Music Merchants. In... More 

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Oceanside, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is a little gem with a great deal to offer. There are many beautiful instruments on display and historical/musical facts to accompany them. The museum offers tours for children and adults alike, as well as educational programs for the school kids. They also feature a variety of evening concerts highlighting music of all types so there's something for... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You probably wouldn't schedule a trip to northern San Diego County just to visit the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad -- unless you're a die-hard musicologist perhaps. But if you're in the area for Legoland or other activities or resorts, stop in and spend an hour or so visiting this unique home to the music products industry. You can... More 

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Encinitas, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

MMM is a great place to have fun while learning about musical instruments and history of music. There are a lot of hands on items and displays that encourage you try out instruments. I highly recommend.

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Park Ridge, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a great history of music and musical instruments including some film footage and even trying some instruments yourself.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We managed to see...and hear...most things in an hour-long visit, but would have enjoyed longer. The great grandson of Steinway (the piano-maker) founded this museum which, in five galleries, shows the most popular instruments in the US through the decades of the 20th century, and gives push-button samples of music as it developed through the century. And in each gallery... More 

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Thank Kate W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

What a wonderful museum! Great for anyone that loves music and musical instruments. There are 5 galleries with a diverse collection of musical instruments, with an instrument hat you can play in each gallery, including an electric guitar and a Chinese gong! The treat at the end is a studio with about 15 instruments that you can play. My kids... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

A great place to learn all about music new and old. Plus the is a corner in every room where you could play an instrument yourself.

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Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

An unexpected treasure that we found on our westcoust trip. The collection of unique and history changing instruments is amazing. The very friendly staff and guidance with interisting stories about bands, instruments and muscial history was an outstanding museum experience.

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Louisville, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

This museum is very easy to get to and easily accessible from Palomar airport road. It's great for families or anyone who loves history or music. The museum houses musical instruments from the early 1800s forward and has some amazing items with the history behind them. This isn't just a display, it's also a learning experience as you move forward... More 

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