Musical Instrument Museum

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  • Address: 4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050, United States, 85050
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-4804786000
  • Fax: +1-4804812459
  • 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 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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  • Website: http://mim.org/
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  • 88.39% of people who visit Phoenix include Musical Instrument Museum in their plan

  • 74.81% 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 Wednesday

92.25% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Musical Instrument Museum

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Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix Reviews

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  • I was a little skeptical about this museum. My parents told me about it, and raved on and on. So we took our young family and gave it a try. So glad we did! This is a multilevel museum in what appears to be a very modern and new building. There are several rooms (all interconnected) that focus on different themes. We started in the North America display. After about 2 hours of fascinating discovery, we realized we should probably speed up the pace! We had only viewed one room among many. The displays are well done, with new (to me) and interesting information. There are headsets you get at the entrance, and listening to each display is very enjoyable. I was fascinated with the drum display in the North America room. As well as some of the artist profiles. And some of the history behind our instruments. The other rooms were just as good. You will probably see instruments you have never heard of before. Listening to music from other cultures was a great way to learn about the people and practices of far away places. Like all good museums, this one goes beyond its stated and overt purpose and begins explore our world, our varying cultures, and our history as humanity, all through the medium of music and instrument. Very well done. Depending on your perceived interest, it would be easy to spend all day here. We had two younger ones, 8 and 10, and so we spent a good 4 hours. For families with younger kids, they have a room dedicated to experimenting with different instruments. Our kids loved this room! They got to tinker around on actual instruments, and it was a good way to end our time here.

  • Make sure to reserve the whole day for this event. It is so worth the time and money if you are interested in music. They have video screens all over explaining the displays. Music and celebration from all over the world... It was outstanding! I will definitely be going back! This time I'm going to stay all day! Staff was very friendly and helpful too.

  • One of the best museums I've seen. There's an audio tour with videos of performances by famous museums and of the more exotic instruments being played. Some hands on exhibits. A huge number of instruments from all around the world. One of the best things was the drum circle for very young kids and their parents. Well worth a whole day.

  • We got to the museum around 10:40am. FOUR hours later, we finally left. I have a music degree and have learned a lot about so many instruments and even had the opportunity to play many of them, but seeing them on display with video recordings of proficient players was such an incredible treat! This is truly worth the price of admission. I should say that we spent 4 hours in the museum and were not part of a guided tour. This was us experiencing the sights and sounds all on our own.

  • Best music museum I've ever been to by a long shot! The MIM is incredibly enriching and well designed with designated areas for families, nursing moms, and kids needing hands-on activities. We arrived at 230pm (closed at 5p) and this was not enough. The entire family was engaged and we decided to come again another day. Recommend you plan to spend a day here.

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