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“Amazing little museum!”

Museum of Musical Instruments (Musikinstrumenten Museum)
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US$117.29*
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Ranked #146 of 830 things to do in Berlin
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Owner description: Collection of a variety of musical instruments from the 16th to the 20th century.
Raleigh
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“Amazing little museum!”
Reviewed 18 May 2013

Wow! We spent 90 minutes this afternoon in this museum, which is included in the 12 euro kultur museum package. It was our third of three kultur museums, and a very pleasant surprise. If you ever played a Western instrument as a student, you will probably find antique models in this collection. Thus, I looked closely at the many pianos and few bassoons. My husband focused on the Mighty Wurlitzer organ from NY in 1929. Make sure you are here Saturday at noon if you want to hear the organ played...we just missed it.

This collection won a place in our hearts! Thank you, Berlin!

And do make early reservations to hear the Berlin Philharminic play next door...most concerts sell out far in advance.

Visited May 2013
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“Great collection”
Reviewed 9 May 2013 via mobile

Although it has quite an impressive collection, it lacks texts in English. Still, great value for money.

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Bowdon, United Kingdom
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“fabulous”
Reviewed 25 April 2013

amazing place - so much to see and learn. beautifully presented, with free audio guide (with deposit of passport or 50 euros). very helpful and friendly staff. excellent value

Visited April 2013
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“Fantastic collection”
Reviewed 21 February 2013 via mobile

Large and diverse collection of musical instruments dating back to the 16th c. The audioguide lets you know what some of them sound like. Even better if you can afford a guided tour, then you'll get a professional musician who will make you a live demonstration on some of the most special instruments. Very educational for children. Might be a good idea to combine a visit with a concert at this top level Philharmonic.

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Warsaw, Poland
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“Europo-centric…”
Reviewed 2 February 2013

I liked this museum because I like music and I am interested in instruments, but it was really rather disappointing: it's only European instruments of 16–20 centuries. If you go there, make sure you get an audio guide, which allows you to listen to some (too few!) of the instruments on the display; without it the museum would be dead boring. Don't expect any interactivity – you're not allowed to touch anything. (A separate room for children with instruments they could play would be great – why has nobody thought of it?)

The best pieces from the audio guide? A bit of Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" illustrating a synthesiser (or such), and a fugue by JSB illustrating the organ.

What I missed? No saxophones! It could be a fascinating story about how Sax patented a number of instruments derived from a bass clarinet, which are "woodwinds" only in the sense of wood reeds… Also, no instruments from outside of Europe, so don't expect any sitars, etc.

Visited January 2013
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