Music Museum, Basel

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The Music Museum of the Basel History Museum in the former Lohnhof prison houses Switzerland’s largest collection of musical instruments.The Music Museum is a heritage site of national significance. It was opened in 2000 and presents five centuries of music history with three areas of emphasis: 650 instruments from the 16th to 20th Centuries; concerts, choral music and dance; parades, festivals and signals. Visitors can also hear how the instruments sound via a multimedia information system.
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  • I wrote the same quirky review in their visitor's book! But seriously, although an intimate space (& mind your head if you're tall!), the Museum of Music has a wonderful collection of period keyboards...  more »
  • My daughter is a musician so we knew we had to visit - definitely the right call. It's a very interesting museum; built in an old jail so each cell has been converted to exhibition space. One cell was...  more »
  • If you are in Basel, Miss a visit to the Museum of music in any case. The Museum is absolutely unique! One is led by an extensive collection of history of instruments through you!
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  • Interesting for spending an hour or two. Especially if it's hot outside!
  • Very nice! With screens and music to feel more anchors in a veritable Museum of music!!!
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  • Museum für Musik is súčastou Historisches Museum in Basel, Switzerland. Nachádze is called on the object, where in the past the prison Lohnhof is nachadzalo. Collects and presents the largest collection of musical instruments in Switzerland. The Museum has been made available to the public in 2000. In its zbierkovom Fund is more than 650 instruments from 16. 20. of the century. Visitors can listen to their authentic sound using special entertainment, which is a súčastosťou of technical equipment. From 29. septrmbra 2013 to 29. June 2014 is installed on his premises, a unique exhibition of pop @ basel, maps the history of pop and rock in Basel, from the end of the 50. years of the twentieth century to the present.
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