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Musee de la Musique

In the Cite de la Musique | 221 av. Jean-Jaures, 19e, Paris, France
+33 1 44 84 44 84
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This museum has nearly 1,000 different instruments on display, complete with audio commentary.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“audio guide” (29 reviews)
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In the Cite de la Musique | 221 av. Jean-Jaures, 19e, Paris, France
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+33 1 44 84 44 84
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"musical instruments"
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"audio guide"
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"concert hall"
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

Plenty of musical instruments displayed, many music samples and videos to listen to with the headphones provided. Today we also had a free wonderful interactive performance of a traditional Mongolian viola da gamba called Morin Khuur. I suggest you have a look at the website...More

2  Thank Ray_Field
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Most beautiful audio tour ever in a museum! Lots of beautiful instruments from everywhere and you can hear them during the audio tour. Anyone who sometimes plays music himself will find this museum interesting and wonderful.

Thank Johanhimself
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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Offers a huge collection of musical instruments. Leads you through the history of both western, asian and african musical instruments.

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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

The museum is an excellent experience with hundreds if not thousands of instruments. A lot of information and audio examples is availble through the audio guide. For kids there are "red numbers" with adjusted content. The part I liked most was the live music demonstration....More

Thank Seereel
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Being a musician, I really wanted to see this museum, so I talked my wife into making the trek over here and SHE had a great time. I did as well, but I think she was pleasantly surprised as it is kind of out of...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Visited this museum on a Saturday and was really impressed with the collection of instruments from richly decorated clavichords to an immense variety and age of wind, string & percussion instruments, also including musical instruments from other cultures. There is also likely to be a...More

1  Thank K M
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

The museum exhibits a very nice and beautiful collection of musical instruments from 17th/18th century, they have some demonstrations for musical instruments with specific times. Beautiful harpsichord and piano collections from 18th century. They provide a headphone to listen the details of the instruments and...More

Thank christiangJ2715SI
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

Nuits des Musées, 2017.05.20 - after a concert in Le Philharmonie, entered the free night opening. The museum is very accessible and open exposition of a variety of instruments through time and geographies. Audioguides are a valuable asset.

Thank WS_55_60
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

This museum offers a fantastic opportunity to see and hear an enormous range of musical instruments. Audio guide available in English is included and is essential for hearing the music. Options also for children. Seating was a welcome relief from standing looking at art elsewhere!...More

Thank orangegillyflower
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

Good museum, often with terrific special exhibits. Get the head phones because much of the museum has to do with sound. Good museum shop with collector CDs. Out on the edge of the city.

Thank Thomas V
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