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JennieG 19 Jan 14 - 04:48 PM
Tattie Bogle 19 Jan 14 - 05:15 PM
Jack Campin 19 Jan 14 - 05:26 PM
GUEST,Ted Crum (Steamchicken) 19 Jan 14 - 05:57 PM
Jim Dixon 20 Jan 14 - 01:07 AM
Will Fly 20 Jan 14 - 02:58 AM
Will Fly 20 Jan 14 - 03:00 AM
GUEST,LynnH 20 Jan 14 - 03:25 AM
GUEST 20 Jan 14 - 03:47 AM
GUEST,FloraG 20 Jan 14 - 04:46 AM
Megan L 20 Jan 14 - 05:36 AM
GUEST,Peter Laban 20 Jan 14 - 06:05 AM
GUEST,Peter Laban 20 Jan 14 - 06:06 AM
Manitas_at_home 20 Jan 14 - 06:18 AM
GUEST,Peter Laban 20 Jan 14 - 06:26 AM
Megan L 20 Jan 14 - 07:25 AM
Richard Mellish 20 Jan 14 - 09:15 AM
GUEST,chris 20 Jan 14 - 11:26 AM
Jack Campin 20 Jan 14 - 06:56 PM
ripov 20 Jan 14 - 08:27 PM
ripov 20 Jan 14 - 08:36 PM
JennieG 21 Jan 14 - 03:39 AM
Gibb Sahib 21 Jan 14 - 05:04 AM
nigelgatherer 21 Jan 14 - 06:03 AM
Dave Hanson 21 Jan 14 - 06:43 AM
Jack Campin 21 Jan 14 - 07:59 AM
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Roger the Skiffler 22 Jan 14 - 09:15 AM
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Subject: Music museums
From: JennieG
Date: 19 Jan 14 - 04:48 PM

While toodling around on the interwebz I found this list of music museums in Canada -

music museums

It set me thinking, what other music museums exist? While researching my family history some years ago I found details of an accordion museum in Dargaville, on the North Island of New Zealand. (No, as far as I now there are no NZ accordionists in my family! My maternal grandmother was born in Aratapu and the museum is in the former library.)


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Subject: RE: Music museums
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 19 Jan 14 - 05:15 PM

In Edinburgh we have a wonderful collection of instruments on 2 sites: see: Musical Instrument Collections in Edinburgh

Another of the best collections I have seen is at Cite de la Musique in Paris: as you walk through the exhibits, a recording of the instrument or type of music you are looking at plays: it's all operated by sensors, so as you move on, the next one cuts in, etc.

And do visit the Handel House in London!


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Subject: RE: Music museums
From: Jack Campin
Date: 19 Jan 14 - 05:26 PM

I've been to Dargaville. Once. It never occurred to me that there was a reason to go back. There is also a good display of Maori musical instruments at the War Memorial Museum in Auckland.

I live near Edinburgh, which has the Reid Museum, with a great clarinet collection.

In London there is the Horniman Museum (like the Reid but worse displayed).

The best I know of is the Museu de Musica in Barcelona.


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Subject: RE: Music museums
From: GUEST,Ted Crum (Steamchicken)
Date: 19 Jan 14 - 05:57 PM

Also, be aware of the Bate Collection in Oxford. Fascinating diverse collection of instruments under the supervision of Mr Andrew Lamb, who can probably knock a tune out of all of them!


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Subject: RE: Music museums
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 20 Jan 14 - 01:07 AM

EMP Museum (formerly known as Experience Music Project), Seattle, WA

Scott Joplin House State Historic Site, St. Louis, MO

Schubert Club Museum, St. Paul, MN

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH

Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix, AZ

Backstreet Cultural Museum, New Orleans, LA


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Subject: RE: Music museums
From: Will Fly
Date: 20 Jan 14 - 02:58 AM

The Morpeth Bagpipe Museum - in Morpeth - is a must for visitors to Northumberland, and it helps if you like the smallpipes.

One shouldn't forget London's Horniman Museum, which also has on loan some stuff from the Victoria & Albert Museum.

The V&A itself broke up the collection in its old Music Gallery and considered the instruments as works of art and furniture - so they're now displayed in separate galleries. A theme which will be carried on when new galleries are opened shortly. A policy which leaves me distinctly unimpressed...


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Subject: RE: Music museums
From: Will Fly
Date: 20 Jan 14 - 03:00 AM

For info:

The Morpeth Bagpipe Museum


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Subject: RE: Music museums
From: GUEST,LynnH
Date: 20 Jan 14 - 03:25 AM

Copenhagen, Stockholm..........


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Subject: RE: Music museums
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Jan 14 - 03:47 AM

I believe there is a concertina museum in derbyshire, York city has some, Brussels and Paris. You can also see a collection of instruments owned by Django Reinhardt. edinburgh music school has some of Juian Bream's guitars.


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Subject: RE: Music museums
From: GUEST,FloraG
Date: 20 Jan 14 - 04:46 AM

The Thomas Hardy museum in Dorset has his fiddle - and I think the grandfathers cello.
Some national trust houses have pianos that you are encouraged to play ( assuming you can ).   
The Brussels museum has lots of serpents. The Budapest museum is interesting to.
FloraG


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Subject: RE: Music museums
From: Megan L
Date: 20 Jan 14 - 05:36 AM

In Glasgow 30-34 McPhatter street there is The piping museum


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Subject: RE: Music museums
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 20 Jan 14 - 06:05 AM

The Musical Instruments Museum in Brussels is a major collection

Gemmentemuseum The Hague has a good collection of instruments

the Vleeshuis, The butcher's Guildhall in Antwerp has a wonderful collection too.



The list can go on and on.


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Subject: RE: Music museums
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 20 Jan 14 - 06:06 AM

I ran into the limited number of links a guest can add to one post so here some more:

The National museum in Dublin has a fine collection although it's only partly on display at Collin's Barracks

Cité de la Musique in Paris is great too.


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Subject: RE: Music museums
From: Manitas_at_home
Date: 20 Jan 14 - 06:18 AM

There's the mechanical music museum at Brentford.

http://10551.easywebsiteinabox.org/contents/15


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Subject: RE: Music museums
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 20 Jan 14 - 06:26 AM

Probably should have linked to this page in my previous post. Gives a better view:

Cité de la Musique, Paris


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Subject: RE: Music museums
From: Megan L
Date: 20 Jan 14 - 07:25 AM

All about accordions 13 museums


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Subject: RE: Music museums
From: Richard Mellish
Date: 20 Jan 14 - 09:15 AM

Just tried Tattie Bogle's link and it didn't work.

With any luck this one should.


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Subject: RE: Music museums
From: GUEST,chris
Date: 20 Jan 14 - 11:26 AM

Concertinamuseum.com
Can't make a blue clicky!!!


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Subject: RE: Music museums
From: Jack Campin
Date: 20 Jan 14 - 06:56 PM

Ocarina Museum, Budrio, near Bologna, Italy

Ocarina Museum, Korea

The Dobro Hall of Fame, Trnava, Slovakia


Unfortunately this one is purely virtual - the musical instrument section of the World Carrot Museum:

http://www.carrotmuseum.co.uk/musical.html


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Subject: RE: Music museums
From: ripov
Date: 20 Jan 14 - 08:27 PM

Finchcocks in Kent, pianos, harpsichords, domestic organs -

http://www.finchcocks.co.uk/

pleasant surroundings, local eateries rather dear!


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Subject: RE: Music museums
From: ripov
Date: 20 Jan 14 - 08:36 PM

And of course there is the Hill collection at the Ashmolean, only one room, but a complete museum comes with it. Or perhaps best visited as an addition to Bates.


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Subject: RE: Music museums
From: JennieG
Date: 21 Jan 14 - 03:39 AM

I forgot - there is a music museum in my town!

The Country Music Hall of Fame


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Subject: RE: Music museums
From: Gibb Sahib
Date: 21 Jan 14 - 05:04 AM

I went to the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix. It was quite fun - and a good way to beat the heat in the summer. The organization of it - mostly by country (every country in the world) does get quite tedious though. Oh look, we're in the Republic of Whatever now...and it's another fiddle and another accordion. I'd have preferred some other sort of classification, such as by instrument type, so as not to have so much redundancy. The mechanical instruments room was my favorite part. And my favorite instruments were the Filipino "brass" instruments (e.g. trombone, sousaphone) made from bamboo.


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Subject: RE: Music museums
From: nigelgatherer
Date: 21 Jan 14 - 06:03 AM

In Milan at the Sforza Castle there is an interesting music museum, more interesting to me because it naturally has many mandolins. I took some photos:

Mandolins in Milan


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Subject: RE: Music museums
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 21 Jan 14 - 06:43 AM

There is also The Piping Centre on Skye, said to have been started by The McCrimmons, legendary teachers and pipers to the Clan McDonald.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Music museums
From: Jack Campin
Date: 21 Jan 14 - 07:59 AM

You have to wonder what the Sforzas did with those mandolins.

http://www.badassoftheweek.com/sforza.html


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Subject: RE: Music museums
From: G-Force
Date: 22 Jan 14 - 07:56 AM

25 years ago we went to a splendid hurdy gurdy museum in Montluçon in central France. Probably not worth making a special journey, but not bad if you're in the area.


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Subject: RE: Music museums
From: rosma
Date: 22 Jan 14 - 08:29 AM

My wife is particularly keen on mechanical music museums (I like them too). Here are some we've been to:

Also worth a mention is the Estonian Theatre and Music Museum, which I believe is the museum I visited around 2000 during some free time I had while visiting Tallinn on business. It may have changed since then but I was very warmly welcomed and given a personal tour (tags in Estonian were a bit of a challenge so it helped).

Simon


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Subject: RE: Music museums
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 22 Jan 14 - 09:15 AM

...and who could afford to miss:
Kazoo Museum
RtS


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Subject: RE: Music museums
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 22 Jan 14 - 09:21 AM

...and I'm sure I don't need to tell American Mudcatters about the Washboard Museum in Columbus, Ohio. Who needs to got to Disneyland?

RtS(sorry, you DID say music museums...)


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