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National Music Museum, Vermillion

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web
The NMM's renowned collections of more than 15,000 American, European, and non-Western instruments are the most inclusive in the world, making the NMM the premier institution of its kind.

Included are many of the earliest, best preserved, and historically most important musical instruments known to survive.

Self-guided multi-media tours allow visitors not only to see and hear many of the instruments, but also to learn more about them through curatorial commentary and videos.
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  • What an amazing place. An unbelievable number of instruments. Very informative and friendly desk person . Had a great time here. 
  • We could not have been more surprised to find such an excellent music museum. The displays and the mobile tour guide were outstanding. Seeing instruments that are 400-500 years old is incredible - som...  read more »
  • Terrific instrument museum...Stradiivarius & Amati strings; lutes keyboards etc. from 1650s to 1920s. Rare antiques to fairly modern - especially guitars - even Lucille with an autograph. Audio & vide...  read more »
  • If this instrument collection were located in a major metropolitan area, the world would trumpet its significance. As it is, it's no less important - just a bit harder to find. For those who do make the effort to see it, there's no way to be disappointed. The collection is vast and inclusive, beyond anything that might be expected. Go see it!
  • They have some really curious instrument collection and it fascinates me as a musician. Wish there were more sample recordings but it is a very interesting place for some "sax appeal".
  • Five Start Fantastic! Did not want to Leave this Home of 15,000 Orphaned Playable Musical Instruments Good Job Staff! Bob V
  • They hand you a headset with earphones that are attached to a cell phone device to hear the instruments. The one they gave me took a long time to buffer. Very unusable. Its to bad they do not have the latest in technology like other museums.
  • Amazing collection of instruments. Only got half way through. Will have to come back to see the rest.
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