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Museum of Making Music

5790 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4608
+1 760-438-5996
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Wonderful Collection and History of American Music

I was in Carlsbad for the Harp Guitar Gathering, and in conjunction the Museum of Making Music is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
John L
Ellensburg, Washington
This museum is exciting!

This is a wonderful musical experience,and the museum appeals to all ages. When was the last time... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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This unique museum provides an exciting documentary of the last 100 years of American music through interactive displays, a focus on six different musical eras and a collection of musical instruments.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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5790 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4608
+1 760-438-5996
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Reviewed yesterday

I was in Carlsbad for the Harp Guitar Gathering, and in conjunction the Museum of Making Music is hosting a 6 month exhibit, "Floating Strings", a history of the American Harp Guitar. Don't miss this exhibit if you're traveling through Carlsbad- beautiful instruments and photographs...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a wonderful musical experience,and the museum appeals to all ages. When was the last time you went to a museum and was allowed to touch anything? You are encouraged to ask questions, and pick up and play certain instruments? The stories of the...More

Thank celticbuckeye
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An out of the way treasure, easy access, free parking and a totally interesting place to browse through.

Thank James P
Reviewed 7 September 2017

what a wonderful collection of history and music, could not believe some of the Guitars and displays. Very Interestring

Thank Emma S
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

My young adult daughter and I had a great time learning and being entertained by the information, instruments, recordings, varied cultural videos, and innovation studio. The photography of Graham Nash exhibit was just finishing, and that was a great addition.

Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed 24 August 2017

This is a really unique place-great for all ages, and really educational for children (and adults). It was a wonderful experience.

Thank Hunter003
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Need a break from the sun or the rain? Have kids who like music? This is a small but hands-on museum where they can try different instruments. If you yourself are into music, it's worth a trip to see early guitars by Rickenbacker, Gibson, etc.

Thank danix
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This interactive museum allows you to see instruments, understand some of their histories, and has an interactive area as well . . . well worth a visit.

Thank YvonneFino
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

What a great stop for music lovers! So much rich history and information and some gorgeous instruments to look at. All the interactive pieces were a definite highlight

Thank unicyclistjoe
Reviewed 31 July 2017

If you are interested in music history, this little museum, in a beautiful location, is worth a visit. Musical instruments are on display from various eras. Several are available to try your hand at.

Thank Jan E
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