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Museo del Violino

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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I never thought violins were that interesting

That is until we took the museum tour. We had been to Cremona before but never gone to the museum... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brunswick, Maine
Wonderful museum - beautifully organized and presented

We came to Cremona specifically to see the Violin Museum and it was wonderful. I am a violinist so... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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Museo del Violino Antonio Stradivari based in Cremona, is dedicated to cremonese luthery of all time. At the same time it is a Museum, an Auditorium and a Research Centre about antique and modern luthery. It promotes the International "Triennale...more
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Piazza Marconi, 26100 Cremona, Italy
+39 0372 080809
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Reviewed 1 week ago

That is until we took the museum tour. We had been to Cremona before but never gone to the museum. We were with our children were teenagers and we were skeptical that they would enjoy the tour. You get headphones and an automated prerecorded tour...More

Thank Johnnnny_G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to Cremona specifically to see the Violin Museum and it was wonderful. I am a violinist so this olds particular interest for me, but I think most anyone would find it interesting. There's a wealth of information here on makers besides Stradivarius as...More

Thank Fiddler1068
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even for non music lovers. The instruments are, of course, amazing works of art; but the museum itself is state of the art. And you can get a decent meal with lots of wine right downstairs.

Thank Yog-Sothoth
Reviewed 14 September 2018

If you are in the city of Cremona, a visit to the Museo del Violino is a must, even if you are not particularly interested in music or violins. My husband and I are interested in both, and seeing the history of Cremonese violins in...More

Thank Leonie T
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Love the place. The home of violin makers. An impressive collection of ancient instruments. Violin lovers must go!

Thank Nyxarpa
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely museum. We enjoyed the headsets so we could hear how the different instruments sounded. The process of making a violin was throughly explained with computer simulations and some interactive displays aimed at children. I enjoyed them. Not being at all knowledgeable about classical music...More

Thank roadieplanner
Reviewed 13 August 2018

A true immersion into musical and instrument history. There is no other museum quite like this one. Very restful and informative at the same time. We enjoyed watching videos of the young contest winners playing the Stradavarius instruments.

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Roberto D, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Museo del Violino, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thank you so much for your comment! May we publish it on the Museum Facebook page?

Reviewed 9 August 2018

It is a very well done and interesting museum, even for a non musician like myself. It was a bit smaller than I'd imagined and unfortunately we were not able to check out the auditorium. It was mainly for my teen daughter and wife who...More

Thank Zorro_ICW
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

A must for violin lovers but not only. If you are travelling in the vicinity of Cremona, it is worth your while to stop at the violin museum. Located in an impressive building in the town centre, the museum houses one of the most impressive...More

Thank Maurizio P
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Cremona re-established its string-instrument production in modern times. Today the apprenticeships and internships are thriving, with many workshops and an international set of aspiring instrument-builders that numbers in the hundreds. the museum, which is very child-friendly, demonstrates the structure of the violin, its construction procedures,...More

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Peter T
24 March 2018|
Response from Zornitsa A | Reviewed this property |
Hello, it's 10 euro.
Peter T
24 March 2018|
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Response from yakherd | Reviewed this property |
Regular is 10 Euros, reduced for students/seniors - 7 Euros
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Response from Dropback10 | Reviewed this property |
The museum is very well planned and entertaining for the non-violinist as well as those who study the instrument. Please plan enough time to fully enjoy it. While the Academy for violin making is behind the museum I have... More