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Museo del Violino

Piazza Marconi, 26100 Cremona, Italy
+39 0372 080809
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One of Two Famous Violin Museums

We have seen the violin museums in both Cremons and Mittenwald and find each flawed. Mittenwald... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Richmond, Virginia
You must not be a violin player

The museum opened in 2013. Very well organized, from the birth of the violin as an instrument... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Budapest, Hungary
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Museo del Violino Antonio Stradivari based in Cremona, is dedicated to cremonese luthery of all time. At the same time it is a Museum, an Auditorium and a Research Centre about antique and modern luthery. It promotes the International "Triennale" competition of Violin Making Antonio Stradivari
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  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“audio guide” (10 reviews)
“violin making” (20 reviews)
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Piazza Marconi, 26100 Cremona, Italy
+39 0372 080809
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We have seen the violin museums in both Cremons and Mittenwald and find each flawed. Mittenwald showed more of the manufacture and less of the end-products. Cremona was light on the manufacture but exhaustive on the end-products. In Mittenwald, there was NO Music!! In Cremona,...More

Thank DonPaulo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum opened in 2013. Very well organized, from the birth of the violin as an instrument, through the making process, you can learn a lot. And than you hav a collection from Amati, Guarneri asn Stradivari instruments and also the best instruments from the...More

Thank 545medva
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not a must see. But we were there we had time and even though it is not our field we enjoyed it. The violins inside some of them incredible, and museum itself is quite informative. I'd reccomend this for people who loves this...More

Thank Hazal G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being a violinist, I've looked forward for decades to visiting Cremona. The visit to Cremona, including this museum, was a disappointment to me. I expected to be inspired but found the city too commercialized. I mistakenly thought that the audio guide in this museum would...More

Thank Cynthia F
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

lf you are in Cremona you can not miss this beautiful Museum, is absolutely fantastic! It tells the history of the violin and the bow instruments in a simple and engaging way. The audio guide is very well done, and the interactive workstations let you...More

Thank Paola G
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Whether you are a humble music lover (like me), knowing nothing about the technicalities of music and instruments, an amateur orchestral player (my wife), a student or even a virtuoso, this wonderful Museum is for you. To begin with, the staff are welcoming, enthusiastic, helpful...More

Thank Julian M
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Wonderful modern museum. There are plenty of opportunities to interact with the displays. DO rent the earphones if for no other reason than to listen to the instruments that were the winners of the annual contests grading new ones made around the world.

Thank Dropback10
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We visited the museum on a recent trip to Cremona. It was so interesting. Not being a huge violin aficionado, this was so interesting to me. It was amazing to find out about the history of the violin and it's brothers. The people who have...More

Thank Charlotte S
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We went to see the exhibit of Caravaggio during the Monteverdi festival. If you like violins, this museum is fantastic. Twice a week you can also listen to these majestic instruments being played by music masters! Love it!

1  Thank mbelluardo
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Beautiful well explained exhibition. not only for violin lovers, located in the main street very complemented by traditional Saturday markets. good for children too

Thank Simi N
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3 September 2017|
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Response from Simi N | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but do not know for sure. I think there is a performance every week on Thursday-Sunday. On January, however, due to new year there might be changes somy best advise is to check on November and call them in advance
7 August 2017|
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Response from Katrina G | Reviewed this property |
We didn't attend a performance there but check out the website
26 September 2016|
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Response from Roberto D | Property representative |
I'm sorry, the Museum is open Tuesday-Sunday 10am - 6pm
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