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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 Wien

Opening Hours
Daily except Wednesday
10 am to 6 pm

Please note: In July and August 2019 the collection is open until 6 pm on Fridays. From September 2019 on, the last Friday of the month will be open until 9 pm.

Tickets
Visit the Collection of Historic Musical Instruments at the Weltmuseum Wien with your annual ticket or with a day ticket for the Weltmuseum Wien (information & tickets).

Office
Tel. +43 1 525 24- 4602
info.sam@khm.at

Holiday opening hours

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