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National Museum of Musical Instruments

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We always make a point of taking in the local musical instrument museum as part of a city break and... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2018
Dublin, Ireland
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Museum of Musical Instruments

Visited with my Mum who is a pianist. The ticket is 5€ next to the church of Santa Croce in... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
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26 Feb 2018
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

I don't get it. I have read through a number of lack lustre reviews on this museum. Comments like: "not what I expected." Well exactly what did you expect? "If you like looking at instruments in complete silence...." I'm not sure how one is suppose...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

We always make a point of taking in the local musical instrument museum as part of a city break and Rome was no different. We paid €5 each to enter which isnt bad though there wasnt a huge amount to see once we got inside....More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

If you like to look at European musical instruments in complete silence, then this museum should entertain you for at least 20 minutes. If you like to understand the context of musical instruments, hear what they sound like, and learn about a range of instruments...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

Visited with my Mum who is a pianist. The ticket is 5€ next to the church of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme. Not many rooms but well done. There is one of the three existing piano's of Bartolomeo Cristofori , the inventer , dating back to...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Maddalena1958
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Since my wife and I are both musicians, we were interested to see this museum. After a long walk and trouble finding it, we discovered that half of it was closed for construction. The exhibits in the rooms that were open were just sad. The...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

While many museums in Rome offer incredibly famous paintings and sculptures, you'll find that this museum offers nothing close. However it does offer art in the form of beautifully crafted instruments from ages gone by and some, funnily enough, are almost exactly the same form...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed 6 June 2016

Like many of the other musician reviewers here I had high expectations of this museum. However, it is not worth a diversion sadly unless you are in the area (we were visiting the next door church of the Holy Cross of Jerusalem so my interest...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank daddyali
Reviewed 22 April 2016

We were visiting this museum with 2 kids right after we visited the Infantry Museum which located just a few steps away so, unlike the previous reviewer, had no problem with orientation and directions at all. The museum is fully accessible to public, no areas...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank L K
Reviewed 4 November 2015

Although the address is Piazza Santa Croce in Gerusalemme 9/a, this museum is not so easy to locate or access by public transport. My advice to others who are on foot, is to go to San Giovanni Metro on Line A, orient yourself, and then...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank IanM31
Reviewed 28 July 2015

I am a music teacher, and was most excited about visiting this museum. I was saddened to see such beautiful relics existing in a museum with no humidity or temperature control. It was 100 degrees the day I visited. Unless these conditions are rectified, I...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Juettie K
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famous seven hills. From an ancient neighbourhood to
its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub,
Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot
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