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Johannisplatz 5-11, 04103 Leipzig, Saxony, Germany (Zentrum-Südost)
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Ranked #9 of 76 Attractions in Leipzig
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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logan, ut
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110 reviews 110 reviews
37 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We enjoyed the progression and presentation of musical instruments presented at this museum. Accompaniment sound recordings added to the experience. The only thing the museum was lacking was a hands-on portion allowing a better sense of the actual instruments.

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Oslo, Norway
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

If you visit this museum in April, there are beautiful cherry trees in front of the building for a dozen of photos. The museum is on the 1st-2nd floors. Southeast Asia, South Asia, Tibetans and Mongols, Europe, Africa, America, Australia / Oceania daily life and antiques can be found here. A huge collection and very excellence in organizing help any... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

The actual collection was vast and very detailed. I enjoyed the visit very much. However, the lady at the ticket counter was very rude, and you always get the feeling that she wants more money from you. She asked for passports for anyone who wanted to get a discounted/free ticket! Even little children only about 5 years old had to... More

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New Delhi, India
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44 reviews 44 reviews
4 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

If you are visiting Leipzig, Grassi museum is definitely worth a visit. It is a comparatively modern museum which is well organised and with impressive creative inputs. We visited it without much expectations and we were positively surprised by the collections and the efforts put in to display the items in a very interesting way. For example, the lights and... More

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Richmond, Virginia
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Just to have a look at this ArtDeco building is worth the visit , once you step inside you'll find 3 museum in one . I chose the one dedicated to the applicated arts , and there you can follow the evolution of the interior design from art deco to the 70s. The other two museums are about the Evolution... More

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Mount Vernon, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Superb presentation of instruments, with occasional audio clips on the headset provided. Beautiful workmanship, awesome achievements in this musical city which I treasure because of its attention to its heritage. Only thing I disliked was the paucity of audio clips - I'd like one for each of the instruments, some of them very weird, but part of musical history.

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Bishops Stortford UK
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76 reviews 76 reviews
15 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We did not expect to spend five hours in the music instrument museum when we turned up - and we did not even visit the other galleries. The musical instrument museum is quite splendid and was fortunately deserted on our visit. This was a huge advantage because to hear the sound of the displayed instruments you have to use a... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Nice exhibits, but it was difficult to figure out where to enter the exhibits because the signage was confusing.

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Schenectady, New York
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138 reviews 138 reviews
61 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

The Grassi incorporates enough exhibits on three floors to keep you going for at least two days. I had just three hours. From the outside, with its lovely courtyards (at the back is an historic cemetery where Richard Wagner's mother and sister Rosalie are buried), you might not grasp the enormity of this place, where for 12 euros you have... More

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Ipoh, Malaysia
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

There are three sections in the museum and we only visited the section on Musical Instruments. As always when visiting a German museum, an audio guide is a must as it provides a fuller view of the exhibits compared to the small summary provided, if any. We thoroughly enjoyed it. The exhibits are displayed starting from the Reinassance period to... More

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