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Orgelkonzert im MIM
(c) SIMPK / Christian Elsner
Eingang des Musikinstrumenten-Museums von der Ben Gurion Straße aus
(c) Musikinstrumenten-Museum SPK Anne-Katrin Breitenborn
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Kinder im MIM
(c) SIMPK / Anne-Katrin Breitenborn
Ausstellungsraum des MIM
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(c) SIMPK / Anne-Katrin Breitenborn
Stummfilmnacht im MIM

The Museum of Musical Instruments of the National Institute for Music Research (Musikinstrumenten-Museum des Staatlichen Instituts für Musikforschung) collects and displays instruments of European art music (“Kunstmusik”) from the 16th century to the present and allows visitors to hear them played in concerts and tours. Roughly 800 of the 3,000 or so instruments drawn from the collection founded in 1888 are on display.

One unique highlight is the Naumburger wind instrument collection, a nearly complete range of instruments originating from a central German city pipers group from 1600. Included in this collection are early harpsichords and spinets, some from the Ruckers family workshop, and the famous Bach cembalo and its replica. Visitors can see a number of delightful items, including stringed instruments from European masters such as Stradivarius, Gagliano, Stainer and Krouchdaler, woodwind instruments from Hotteterre, Denner, Quantz and others, a  portable harpsichord belonging to Queen Sophie-Charlotte of Prussia, transverse flutes belonging to Friedrich II, Carl Maria von Weber's pianoforte, an English church organ from John Gray's workshop and Europe's largest cinema and theatre organ, the four-manual “Mighty Wurlitzer”, which is played regularly in concerts.

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.

  • 24. December 2021 closed
  • 25. December 2021 closed
  • 26. December 2021 10:00 - 17:00
  • 31. December 2021 closed
  • 1. January 2022 closed

Location,

Ben-Gurion-Straße, 10785 Berlin

Telephone,

+49 (30) 254 81-178

Fax,

+49 (30) 254 81-172

Website,

www.simpk.de

Email,

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Prices,

Admission price 6,00 €

Kulturforum all exhibitions: 12,00 €

Reduced price 3,00 €

Kulturforum all exhibitions: 6,00 €

Exhibitions

Foto: Anne-Katrin Breitenborn
Viola da Gamba by Gregorius Karpp, Königsberg 1693 (detail)

Permanent Exhibition of the Berlin Museum of Musical Instruments

Events

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Pipe chambers of the Mighty Wurlitzer (1929)

Museum of Musical Instruments

Public guided tour with sound samples

Guided Tour

(c) SIMPK / Grafik: Anne-Katrin Breitenborn
Logo der Reihe Jazz im MIM

Museum of Musical Instruments

Jazz at the MIM

Stars and newcomers of the Berlin jazz scene as guests at the Musical Instrument Museum

Concert

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstgewerbemuseum, Foto: Fotostudio Bartsch, Berlin
Chinese with chinelles (detail)

Museum of Musical Instruments

Porcelain and Music: Chinoiseries

Conversation concert with the Hamburg Ratsmusik ensemble

Guided Tour, Concert

(c) SIMPK / Foto: Anne-Katrin Breitenborn
Curt Sachs Hall in the Musikinstrumenten-Museum

Museum of Musical Instruments

Jour Fixe – Musik am Nachmittag

Young artists introduce themselves

Concert

(c) SIMPK / Anne-Katrin Breitenborn
English church organ by William & John Gray (1815-1820)

Museum of Musical Instruments

Simply Royal - The Diversity Of The Organ

Workshop for children

Workshop

Digital

COLLECTION ONLINE

Online collections database SMB-digital

Tickets

Admission price

6,00 €

Kulturforum all exhibitions: 12,00 €

Reduced price

3,00 €

Kulturforum all exhibitions: 6,00 €

Yearly ticket

Click here for information about Yearly ticket.

Member of Museumspass Berlin

Booking Telephone

+49 (30) 254 81-139

Services

  • Library
  • Archive

Accessibility

Audioguides

In German, English.