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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 really enjoyed walking around this museum. Three floors with lots of different instruments on each It used to be a prison and they have kept one cell as it was so you can compare it to what they hav...  more »
  • we had a great and interesting visit to the music museum, we learnt a lot about the ancient musical instrumants  more »
  • its was fun to see all the old and ancient instruments. Many had recordings available so you could hear the sounds they made. Its was a very easy self tour and an interesting building to boot - previo...  more »
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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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