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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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In the Cite de la Musique | 221 av. Jean-Jaures, 19e, Paris, France
La Villette
+33 1 44 84 44 84
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Reviewed 1 September 2012

This is a wonderful museum where with an audio guide you can listen to music played on the actual and often ancient instrument at the touch of a button. The collection is fantastic and has music from all around the world: I would rate it...More

2  Thank Anchorfield
Reviewed 16 July 2012

This is probably the best music museum in the world. It has a wonderful collection of all western musical instruments organized in a chronological order showing their development. Visitors are provided with an individual listening unit in their choice of language. As you progress through...More

12  Thank AMS48301
Reviewed 14 June 2012 via mobile

We wished we had more time!!! The short clips are wonderful. The audio guide is well done with diff bits for adults and children!

1  Thank Monster695
Reviewed 31 May 2012

The audio was a fantastic way to hear and see and learn about the instruments.

Thank Beverlz
Reviewed 21 May 2012

Never expected to get such a thorough history of musical instruments. Get the free audioguide so you can hear the actual instruments that you are looking at - in addition to geting a historical narrative.

2  Thank drichrx
Reviewed 7 January 2012

It's a very interactive museum. You should go with time, to really appreciate the atmosphere of the museum and the sounds of the various instruments. It's a travel along the history of the music and it combines very well visual art and sounds. It's not...More

3  Thank marciofleury
Reviewed 16 December 2011

We might've missed seeing this museum if we hadn't made a trip to look at the Geode at the same time, but I'm so glad we went. The collection of rare and interesting musical instruments, organised over four floors and according to era is best...More

1  Thank Photosynthesis
Reviewed 16 November 2011

If you are visiting La Villette for the Science and Industry Museum or the Geode go to the south of the complex and stop in the Musee de la Musique in the Cite de la Musique. The exhibits range from renaissance instruments through the 20th...More

1  Thank PATestore-7
Reviewed 16 September 2011

The museum has a terrific collection of western musical instruments which are very well presented. The audio guide is excellent and allows you to hear many of these instruments played. Videos present more historic information.

Thank HamishM_Australia
Reviewed 7 July 2010

My 12 year old son and I toured this museum after visiting the Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie in the same park. It is across the street from a metro stop and easy to get to. It is included in the Museum pass and...More

2  Thank VegetarianFamily
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