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Central Museum of Musical Culture

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Address: Fadeyeva St., 4 | Metro Mayakovskaya, Moscow 125047, Russia
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we thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this museum. it is arranged in an excellent way. the instruments are amazing and it is very interesting to be able to hear them.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 September 2016
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Ramat Hasharon, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

we thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this museum. it is arranged in an excellent way. the instruments are amazing and it is very interesting to be able to hear them.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

This is an encyclopedia of musical instruments (Russian European and some of Asian) and their history. You will be offered a very advanced electronic audio guiding and demonstration instrument. If you want to get the maximum benefit you should at least spend a few hours here. The staff does not speak English that much but they will warmly welcome you... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

The issue every exposition of instruments has, namely that something is seen that at its best is to be heard, is dealt with by a system of recordings that allows you to hear examples of the sound of the instruments on display. When I was there, unfortunately, the micros did work only partially, so it was impossible to check a... More 

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Province of Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

I visited the 70 songs of the Victory and it was amazing. The instrument section on the 2nd floor is great too but definitely the temporary exhibition was incredible. You need time to listen to every musical excerpt that they have.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2014

You can see lots of different musical instruments here - from ancient Russian "gusli" and European "serpent" through Amati, Gvarneri and Stradivari masterpieces, to 20-th century music boxes and musical clocks. Do not forget to take the audio guide as you will not able to here all these instruments without it. Upper floor is dedicated to the Russian Anthem history... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

It is possible do just hang around there and listen to the instruments yourself with a digital aid or to take a private tour (with a guide that walks you through!). The private guide costs 1000 rubles (in addition to entrance fee). Takes about an hour which isn't cheap but for me it was worth it.

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

many musical instruments exhibitions, (from all over the world, history). English/Russian Audio Explanation Service w/ Headphone is really complete and interesting. 300Ruble/person is reasonable, Staff attentions are cozy and good (only speak russian).

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

I loved there the secons floor with red rooms. I went there on Museum Day, they had a huge entertaineement program, it was fun!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2013

I didn't expect the museum to be so fascinating. There is a huge collection of world instruments grouped by the areas of provenance. Everything is tagged in Russian and English. Some items are truly bizarre, rare and old. The main purpose of my visit was actually a lecture on the use of theremin, or thermenvox, in cinema. The lecture was... More 

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