Museum of Musical Instruments (Musikinstrumenten Museum)

Museum of Musical Instruments (Musikinstrumenten Museum), Berlin: Hours, Address, Museum of Musical Instruments (Musikinstrumenten Museum) Reviews: 4/5

Museum of Musical Instruments (Musikinstrumenten Museum)

Museum of Musical Instruments (Musikinstrumenten Museum)
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10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
About
Collection of a variety of musical instruments from the 16th to the 20th century.
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Address
Neighbourhood: Mitte (Borough)
How to get there
  • Potsdamer Platz • 5 min walk
  • Potsdamer Platz • 7 min walk
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4.0
174 reviews
Excellent
80
Very good
57
Average
20
Poor
7
Terrible
10

Mads
Copenhagen, Denmark1 contribution
Horrible staff follows you and watched you
Sep 2021 • Friends
It is an amazing collection of instruments, but this does not matter, as the staff follows you around. They watch you with suspicious looks, and they sigh when you try the interactives.
Even when just looking and talking, they interupt you and angrily reminds you not to touch.
There are 10-20 of them, and they do it througtout the whole experience.
Not one single place are you safe from the uncomfort they bring you.
Truly horrible expericence. Worst i have ever been treated on a museum.
Written 28 September 2021
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Felina S
1 contribution
Uncomfortable
Sep 2021 • Business
Super bad service and mean workers. You’re constantly being watched by at least 6 people that come up to you to tell you that the way you’re looking at the instruments will damage the instruments. Basically you just don’t feel welcome at all and they’re not even trying to hide it.
Written 28 September 2021
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brassington_jennifer
7 contributions
If you like music then a great place to go
Oct 2019
We went as our son is studying music. The audio accompaniment is wonderful and helps to understand how music and the instruments that make it, has changed over time. The staff are a little efficious and unfriendly but a good morning spent.
Written 30 November 2019
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Squidhead
Costa Mesa, CA387 contributions
An excellent German museum for music!
Sep 2019
This museum was simply wonderful. I always try to visit musical instrument museums when I travel and so this was a must. The museum is housed in a big open building and there is plenty of room to walk around and see the various instruments on display. All are very well-maintained. There are pianos, harspichords, organs (including a splendid one - I've uploaded a photo), some wind instruments, accordions, and some oddities, including Ben Franklin's glass harmonica! The time period varies from the 16th century to modern times, so there's something here for all music lovers.
Written 1 November 2019
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higoomgala
Kanata, Ontario239 contributions
Great if you love music!
Aug 2019
This is a place for adults, not kids. It's like a library....very quiet inside, and you're not allowed to play the instruments. But I saw a lot of instruments I'd never seen in my life, so that was interesting. It's just too bad they weren't played, but I guess if they're hundreds of years old, then they'd fall apart. Also, very good place to go on a hot day because it was AIR CONDITIONED so the instruments wouldn't be in humid air.
Written 1 October 2019
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KLD965
Cambridge, United Kingdom51 contributions
Some interesting instruments
Aug 2019
This was an interesting museum to visit with some unique instruments to look at. I'm wishing I had read reviews before we went - we were not offered the audio guide which sounds from other reviews as if it would have enhanced our visit a lot. We were surprised at how quiet the museum was - I think there were more staff than visitors on a Friday afternoon in August.
Written 8 September 2019
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benjitheminister
Chesterfield, UK115 contributions
Very good museum.
Aug 2019
The tour is great, plus not very expensive. The intruments are fasinating for all ages.
Great stop to learn more about german instruments and many more. Some things to play with for the children too.
Written 4 September 2019
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EJW
Chesterfield, UK308 contributions
Quite interesting
Sep 2019 • Family
There was a guy playing some of the instruments and giving a talk about them. You can touch SOME of the instruments and have a play, so not suitable for very young children, but my 6 year old loved it.
Written 1 September 2019
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Terry B
Toronto, Canada52 contributions
Unique and Comprehensive Collection... Too Bad About the Staff!
Jan 2019
I work for a symphony orchestra and have a lifelong passion for classical music so visiting the Musikinstrumenten Museum was something I was very much looking forward to as a prelude (lol) to an evening at the nearby Philharmonie. Unfortunately I was delayed en route and did not arrive at the Museum until about 40 minutes before closing. I acknowledged to the gentleman at the admissions desk that I knew I had limited time and would do a lightning tour so as not to prevent the staff from leaving on time. Nonetheless he did not hold back from showing his anger that I had not come earlier in the day and proceeded to bad mouth me to his coworkers in German right in front of me! I speak a little German so I actually understood what he was saying, which mostly focused on how much he dislikes Americans (I'm actually Canadian). The collection was impressive and I would love to return on a future visit but I really dare not incur the wrath of the staff who are doing everything in their power to keep visitors away so I probably won't bother. What a shame!
Written 28 August 2019
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Ηβη
2 contributions
Nice museum, bad staff
Aug 2019 • Family
Intresting collection of instruments.
Unpolite and not helpful staff.
A museum for instruments completely silent!!!
Written 19 August 2019
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Museum of Musical Instruments (Musikinstrumenten Museum) is open:
  • Tue - Wed 09:00 - 17:00
  • Thu - Thu 09:00 - 22:00
  • Fri - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00


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