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Orgelkonzert im MIM
(c) SPK/photothek.net/Thomas Trutschel
Orgelkonzert im MIM
Eingang des Musikinstrumenten-Museums von der Ben Gurion Straße aus
(c) SIMPK / Christian Elsner
Eingang des Musikinstrumenten-Museums von der Ben Gurion Straße aus
Musikinstrumenten-Museum Innenraum Panorama
(c) Musikinstrumenten-Museum SPK Anne-Katrin Breitenborn
Kinder im MIM
(c) SPK/photothek.net/Thomas Trutschel
Kinder im MIM
Ausstellungsraum des MIM
(c) SIMPK / Anne-Katrin Breitenborn
Ausstellungsraum des MIM
Musikinstrumenten-Museum, Wurlitzer Orgel
Foto: bbr
Musikinstrumenten-Museum, Eingang
Foto: bbr
Stummfilmnacht im MIM
(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,

Spring 2024

16. April 2024 - 22. July 2024

  • Monday closed
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 13:00
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday 09:00 - 20:00
  • Friday 09:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday-Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Last entry

30 minutes before closing time

On Sundays when concerts in the Early Music Live series take place, the museum only opens at 1 pm.

Summer 2024

23. July 2024 - 30. August 2024

  • Monday closed
  • Tuesday-Wednesday 13:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday 13:00 - 20:00
  • Friday 13:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday-Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Last entry

30 minutes before closing time

On Sundays when concerts in the Early Music Live series take place, the museum only opens at 1 pm.

Autumn 2024

31. August 2024 - 31. December 2024

  • Monday closed
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 13:00
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday 09:00 - 20:00
  • Friday 09:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday-Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Last entry

30 Min. vor Schließung

On Sundays when concerts in the Early Music Live series take place, the museum only opens at 1 pm.

  • 19. May 2024 10:00 - 17:00
  • 20. May 2024 closed
  • 3. October 2024 10:00 - 17:00
  • 1. January 2025 10:00 - 17:00
  • 24. December closed
  • 25. December 10:00 - 17:00
  • 26. December 10:00 - 17:00
  • 31. December 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 10,00 €

Reduced price 5,00 €

Children under 18 have free admission.

Exhibitions

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

Display collection of the Berlin Museum of Musical Instruments

Serpent, France, ca. 1825-1850
Foto: Schnepp Renou
Serpent, France, ca. 1825-1850

Low brass

A brief history of low brass instruments

Events

Orgeln, Streich- und Tasteninstrumente
SPK/photothek.net/Thomas Trutschel
Organs, string and keyboard instruments

Museum of Musical Instruments

Public tours with sound samples

Guided Tour

Museum guide Gaby Bultmann as captain
(c) SIMPK / Foto: Anne-Katrin Breitenborn
Museum guide Gaby Bultmann as captain

Museum of Musical Instruments

International Museum Day

Family tours with Gaby Bultmann

Guided Tour

Horn-Flashmob am Tag der offenen Tür 2022
(c) SIMPK / Foto: Christian Elsner
Horn-Flashmob am Tag der offenen Tür 2022

Museum of Musical Instruments

Open day

Musikinstrumenten-Museum and Berlin Philharmonic invite you

Film, Guided Tour, Concert, Workshop

A look inside a Steinway grand piano
SPK/photothek.de/Thomas Trutschel
A look inside a Steinway grand piano

Museum of Musical Instruments

Jour Fixe - Music in the afternoon

Young artists introduce themselves

Concert

Hannes Zerbe Jazz Orchestra Berlin at Jazz im MIM
(c) SIMPK
Hannes Zerbe Jazz Orchestra Berlin at Jazz im MIM

Museum of Musical Instruments

Jazz at the MIM

Stars and newcomers of the Berlin jazz scene as guests at the Musikinstrumenten-Museum

Concert

View into the Musikinstrumenten-Museum
(c) SIMPK / Foto: Anne-Katrin Breitenborn
View into the Musikinstrumenten-Museum

Museum of Musical Instruments

MIM inside

Employees of the Musikinstrumenten-Museum guide you through the collection

Guided Tour

Girl tries out a trumpet
Foto: Anne-Katrin Breitenborn
Girl tries out a trumpet

Museum of Musical Instruments

Try it!

Getting to know musical instruments for children and families

Workshop

Silent film cinema at the Musikinstrumenten-Museum
(c) SIMPK / Foto: Christian Elsner
Silent film cinema at the Musikinstrumenten-Museum

Museum of Musical Instruments

Workshop film music

For children and families

Workshop

Wanddetail im Staatlichen Institut für Musikforschung
(c) SIMPK / Foto: Anne-Katrin Breitenborn
Wanddetail im Staatlichen Institut für Musikforschung

Museum of Musical Instruments

Musical interpretation in the 19th and 20th centuries

Series of events

Lecture, talk

Children on a guided tour of the MIM
©Frederike van der Straeten / Berliner Philharmoniker
Children on a guided tour of the MIM

Museum of Musical Instruments

Kullerkorn the Strong

Fairy tale workshop during the school holidays

Workshop

Digital

COLLECTION ONLINE

Online collections database SMB-digital

Tickets

Admission price

10,00 €

Reduced price

5,00 €

Children under 18 have free admission.

Yearly ticket

Click here for information about Yearly ticket.

Member of Museumspass Berlin

Booking Telephone

+49 (30) 254 81-139

Services

  • Cafe
  • Library
  • Archive

Accessibility

Audioguides

In German, English.

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© Deutsche Kinemathek, Foto: Verena Brandt

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© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Foto: Maximilian Meisse
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© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / David von Becker
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