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Orgelpositiv from Germany (detail, around 1600)
(c) SIMPK / Foto: Anne-Katrin Breitenborn
Organ by Marcussen & Sohn (1905/06)
(c) SIMPK / Foto: Jürgen Liepe
Orgelpositiv from Germany (around 1600)
(c) SIMPK / Foto: Jürgen Liepe
English church organ by William & John Gray (c. 1815-20)
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English church organ by William & John Gray (detail, c. 1815-20)
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Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ (1929) with Pipe Chambers
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Console of the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ

Hardly any other instrument is characterised by such
as the organ. In its most diverse forms, it has been a component of cultural and musical life for centuries. In order to make the architectural, tonal and musical diversity of the organ tangible in the context of cultural and music-historical developments, the Berlin Musical Instrument Museum is presenting around 50 instruments, models and graphics from its collection in the exhibition Klang.Kunst.Konstruktion.
50 instruments, models and graphics from its
from its multifaceted collection.

The exhibition is divided into five sections: Small Forms introduces organ building and music-making practice from the Middle Ages and early modern times to the 19th century with Portativ, Regal and Positiv. The harmonium tells the story of an instrument that "saw the light of day" at the beginning of the 19th century and was soon used as an organ with expressive tonal possibilities for the home and in ensembles. Finally, in the 20th century, the technical achievements of this period flowed into the conception of electric and electronic organs, which opened up new avenues for musical entertainment. A selection of barrel organs offers the opportunity to explore the subject of mechanical musical instruments, which is of particular importance to Berlin's urban history. And of course, church and cinema organs must not be missing from the exhibition - the area of large-scale forms is dedicated to them.

Opening hours,

  • Monday closed
  • Tuesday-Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday 09:00 - 20:00
  • Friday 09:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday-Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

The museum reopens on 1 June 2021.

  • 3. October 2021 10:00 - 17:00

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Museum of Musical Instruments
Ben-Gurion-Straße, 10785 Berlin

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+49 (30) 254 81-178

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+49 (30) 254 81-172

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www.simpk.de

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Kulturforum all exhibitions: 12,00 €

Reduced price 3,00 €

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