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Address: Fadeyeva St., 4 | Metro Mayakovskaya, Moscow 125047, Russia
Phone Number: (495)739 6226
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Don't miss out on "instruments from around the globe" exhibition

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2014
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 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 stars Reviewed August 11, 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 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 stars Reviewed August 29, 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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South Pole
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154 reviews 154 reviews
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162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 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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