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Isfahan Music Museum, Esfahan

(4.7/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
Brush up on your organology and see pieces dating back as far as 6000 BCE at Isfahan Music Museum--a contemporary museum documenting thousands of years of Iranian instruments. Opened to the public in December 2015, this private collection and labor of love belongs to established musicians Mehrdad Jeyhoony and Shahriar Shokrany. They're likely to be on hand during your visit, providing a wealth of information. Wind your way between many string, percussion, and wind instruments, sectioned into geographical areas of the country. Mini concerts and live music are regular occurrences on site. See Isfahan Music Museum and all Esfahan has to offer by arranging your trip with our Esfahan vacation builder.
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  • Private tour of the Museum with concert to close the visit. This is the top. The reception is excellent and the explanations are great. One of our best memories of Iran! Nice patio for a drink after the visit.
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  • The staff are so enthusiastic and actually demonstrated some of the tones/instruments word by playing. Kids will love the bells and percussion. The history of the string instruments is fascinating. Th...  more »
  • For anyone interested in music a must. Many antique instruments, professionally presented. Savvy management and as a Coronation nor a fantastic concert
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  • The collection of instruments was staggering; the amount of art work in there also with friendly staff and we were lucky to get to see live music! Also cozy coffee and souvenir shop. حتما پيشنهاد ميكنم كه بريد و بازديد كنيد كه با ياز هاى محلى و كلاسيك ايرانى آشنا شيد و سرى به قهوه خانه بزنيد Este museo es muy interestante para ver el instrumento Irani y escuchar ver musica
  • The collection was very impressive on its own, but the passionate way the guides talked about it was what really seperates this museum experience from every other one. The musical performance was also amazing, and you could see that the performers were true masters over their instruments. When you are in Isfahan, definitely don't forget to visit the Isfahan Music Museum
  • Music enthousiast or not, I think everybody should visit this place. You will learn and understand the history of our currently used instruments, and you will hear some lifemusic played on ancient instruments aswel. Looking at their collection you"ll get an idea of the greatness of the old persian empire and the influence it has had on our modernday society.
  • The opening time is not accurate, and I was not accompanied by anyone. I was give a tablet only. It is not worthwhile to enter with 30,000 tomans entrance fee, this service is really bad.
  • On its own, the collection of instruments housed at the Isfahan Music Museum is beautiful and impressive. But what takes the museum truly above and beyond is the staff, who were immensely friendly and gave us a comprehensive tour through the collection in both Farsi and English. Afterwards we were treated to a stellar musical performance. This performance opened up afterwards into a longer discussion about Persian classical music, and the staff there were friendly enough to give me a list of recommendations on how I could build out my Persian classical music collection and where I could best purchase CD's and sheet music locally. I am a music student currently, so this extra assistance and cultural exchange was truly appreciated - I was blown away by their knowledge and the depth of their hospitality. I don't think one needs to be a music student to enjoy the Isfahan Music Museum, however. Other family members who accompanied me, and are not studying music, were similarly enchanted by the collection, the history, and the staff, so I highly recommend it for anyone who's in Isfahan and has any interest at all in Persian culture or the arts. Don't miss it!