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Collection of Historic Musical Instruments

The Collection of Historic Musical Instruments is home to the most important collection of renaissance and baroque instruments worldwide. Furthermore, the museum keeps, maintains and presents numerous instruments that were played by famous musicians and composers. The collection includes a particularly comprehensive range of clavichords and Viennese fortepianos. The world of sound in which the composers of Viennese Classicism lived can be heard and understood here in a nearly complete fashion. The holdings of the collection have their origins in Habsburg holdings; they have since been continually expanded via purchases, gifts and loans. The Matinees of the Collection of Historic Musical Instruments give visitors the opportunity to both see and hear the instruments, insofar as their condition allows them to be played.

To learn more about research projects at the Collection of Ancient Musical Instruments go to Science and Research.

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Collection of Historic Musical Instruments
Heldenplatz, 1010 Vienna
Entrance: Weltmuseum Wien

Opening hours
Daily except Wednesday
10 am to 6 pm
Friday 10 am to 9 pm

Tickets
Visit the Collection of Historic Musical Instruments in the Weltmuseum Wien with your Annual Ticket or with a ticket for the Weltmuseum Wien (Information & tickets).

Sekretariat
T +43 1 525 24 - 4602
info.sam@khm.at

PLEASE NOTE:
Due to the African Summit on Mo., 17 December a place ban was imposed on Heldenplatz. For this reason, the Weltmuseum Wien with Imperial Armoury and Collection of Historic Musical Instruments will be closed from 4 pm for the museum visit.

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