Over 1500 different instruments displayed, mostly European but some from Africa, Oceania, and other cultures. For many of them, press the button on your audio machine, and get a history of the instrument in your choice of language, or get the music of the instrument by itself or in concert. Also special numbers for kids ( of all ages). The instruments are grouped by type ( e.g. Horns) or chronologically. Housed in a magnificent building a little out of the heart of Paris, its an easy Metro ride to within a half-block of the Museum. No lines or crowds, just a great visit.