musee des instruments de musique


The, very unique, Old England Building used to be a department store. It is now the home to the Musical Instrument Museum, which houses approximately 1500 musical displays. We like to tinker around on our instruments, so this place was particularly intriguing to us .

It would be annoying to visit an instrument museum that didn't provide you with the ability to listen to some music. Thankfully, headphones are handed to each visitor upon entering and they work on a proximity system which activates a sample clip as you stand near each exhibit. It was as cool as it sounds.

The floor that we started on displays many types of harpsichords, pianos, and other stringed music-makers. The sounds generated from some of the older instruments paled in comparison to their intricate designs.

Visiting the museum really made us miss playing with our instruments. We can't wait until we're able to set them all up and start messing around again.

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  1. What a fun museum!

    p.s. You are one seriously stylish travel... how ever did you manage to pack light yet look so cute!?

  2. This place is gorgeous! Forget about the instruments, I'm in awe of the beautiful architecture!

  3. sooo jealous! i was in brussels and didn't even realize this existed! it's on my list now! and how stinkin' cute are you two in those last two pictures! cute cute cute! :)

  4. Anonymous28.7.10

    what fantastic pictures! going to tweet this post right now!

  5. Lovely! I play the piano and music museums are always so spaz!

  6. Wow! I would have never guessed a music museum could be so cool! Thanks for the tip!

  7. wow, who would thought a music museum will be so fun to visit. Great shots!~

  8. I love this post!! The museum looks so fun.

  9. That museum looks incredible! A musical instrument museum recently opened in Phoenix. I'm really looking forward to checking it out!

  10. I'm assuming most of these instruments were behind glass or at the very least touching was probably forbidden.

    Did they have anything there you could actually try out (obviously not the antiques)?

  11. What a cool place. I love when museums have interactive things like that.