Museu de la Música

Museu de la Música information

Location
Barcelona , Spain
Address
Carrer de Lepant 150
Telephone
+34 93 256 36 50
Getting there
Metro: Monumental
More information
www.museumusica.bcn.cat
Prices
adult/student/child €5/4/free, 3-8pm Sun free
Opening hours
10am-6pm Tue-Sat, to 8pm Sun
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Some 500 instruments (less than a third of those held) are on show in this museum, housed on the 2nd floor of the administration building in L’Auditori, the city’s main classical-music concert hall.

Instruments range from a 17th-century baroque guitar through to lutes (look out for the many-stringed 1641 archilute from Venice), violins, Japanese kotos, sitars from India, eight organs (some dating from the 18th century), pianos and a varied collection of drums and other percussion instruments from across Spain and beyond, along with all sorts of phonographs and gramophones. There are some odd pieces indeed, like the buccèn, a snake-head-adorned brass instrument. Much of the documentary and sound material can be enjoyed through audiovisual displays as you proceed.

The museum periodically hosts daytime concerts, in which musicians perform on rare instruments held in the collection.