Musical Instrument Museum

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: 4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050, United States, 85050
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-4804786000
  • Ticket Price: 20 USD
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Observatory, Family And Kids, Nature, Social, Arts, Museums

Musical Instrument Museum - Review

Musical Instrument Museum is the largest museum of its kind in the whole world. The museum houses a mind blowing collection of more than 15000 musical instruments. Instruments from all possible places in the world find a place in this museum.

This Museum of Musical Instruments was founded by Robert J. Ulrich and a friend in the year 2010. Mr. Ulrich was an African art collector and a world museum enthusiast. He took inspiration from the musical museum of Belgium and decided to start this.

The most remarkable collections are-

  • Indian, Russian and European instruments.
  • The collection of Africa is divided into parts representing different genres of music.

The Ground Level:

  • The Artist Gallery- This place is filled with photographs, video footages, concert outfits and other such objects linked to many talented and famous singers and musicians.
  • The Experience Gallery- This is probably the most interesting part where visitors can get hands on experience of trying various instruments.
  • The Target Gallery- This houses the permanent as well the travelling collections of instruments of the museum.
  • The Conservation Lab, the Museum Cafe as well as the Museum store make the other parts of the floor.

The Upper Level:

  • The Africa and Middle East Gallery- This place has a number of rare instruments from the Sub- Saharan, Middle Eastern and North African countries.
  • The Asia and Oceania Gallery- This part comprises of lovely collections from East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Oceania, and Central Asia and the Caucasus.
  • The European Gallery, Latin Gallery and the USA galleries are other beautiful parts in this floor.

Musical Instrument Museum Information

  • There is a large theatre as well as a cafe inside the museum.
  • Gift cards are available. Please contact 480-478-6000 or just visit the website.

Musical Instrument Museum Ticket Prices

  • Teens (13-19) - $15.00
  • Children (4-12) - $10.00
  • Children (ages 3 and under) – Free
  • ‘Beyond the Beat’ special exhibition: $10 or $7 when purchased with museum admission.

Musical Instrument Museum Opening and Closing Hours

  • The various programs and events hours vary always. Check the official website for the current details.
  • Last entry is an hour before closing hour.

How To reach Musical Instrument Museum by Public Transport

  • Bus numbers 44 and 186 till Tatum Blvd and Mayo Blvd

Restaurants Near Musical Instrument Museum

  • Chilli’s
  • Pita Jungle
  • Subway
  • Kona Grill
  • BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse

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  • Musical Instrument Museum Address: 4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050, United States, 85050
  • Musical Instrument Museum Contact Number: +1-4804786000
  • Musical Instrument Museum Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Musical Instrument Museum Price: 20 USD
  • Best time to visit Musical Instrument Museum(preferred time): 11:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Musical Instrument Museum: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Phoenix include Musical Instrument Museum in their plan

  • 81.96% of people start their Musical Instrument Museum visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Musical Instrument Museum

Monday, Tuesday and Saturday

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  • I took my 2 month old daughter here, and she was captivated by the sounds and sights. I've been here several times before as well and my husband and I even hoped to have gotten married here (beautiful event center!). We became members and have gone once a week since joining. It's large enough that even when it is busy, it doesn't seem busy. There's an exhibit that is hands on for older kids. Plenty of restrooms, a cafe and even a family room for nursing moms. Truly a family oriented museum and one of my favorites!

  • We spent over five hours here and would have stayed longer if we had more stamina. EXCELLENT museum! They provided surprisingly good headphones that automatically communicated with the video screen closest you. So much information and so well presented. They also have an excellent cafeteria - yum. Good gift shop. too.

  • Amazing experience. We had a day to kill in the area and decided to check this place out based on the Trip Advisor ratings. We were not disappoint! We spent hours touring the different areas of the world and learning about their music. There is something for everyone here, from professional musicians to school children. Definitely one of the coolest and most interactive museums I have ever been to. Highly recommend.

  • This place is one of the best museums I have ever been too. It showcased instruments from all over the world. One of the best parts was where I got to see an Alice Cooper exhibit. I even got to buy a ukulele from the gift shop. If I could, I would come here every day. We need more museums like this in Chicago. I enjoyed my first visit here so much I didn’t want to leave.

  • I love this museum. It is a huge place and really lends itself to a few visits to see and appreciate it all. I encourage anyone to go, even if you only have a couple of hours. Be sure to start downstairs in the current musical era room. If you start upstairs you'll be too exhausted to see downstairs.

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