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“Loved it, Learnt a lot” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bach Museum

Bach Museum
Thomaskirchhof 15/16, 04109 Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
341 9137-202
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Ranked #10 of 122 things to do in Leipzig
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: A museum celebrating the life and works of classical music guru Bach.
London, United Kingdom
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“Loved it, Learnt a lot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Anyone interested in classical music will find this a wonderful experience. There is a lot about Bach's personal history - from a great audio guide in English, but there is much more about what shaped the music, what instruments were used, how influences changed baroque music. It is done in an easy to digest way with great use of displays and Bach fans will treasure the real pieces from his lifetime. And ipod like devices where you can sit and listen to any of Bach's music. The museum is right next to the church where he played for 27 years and the Bach monument. Loved it.

Visited May 2013
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“Superb!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Here high-tech is incorporated to provide an enhanced exhibition in a small physical space, that of a house of a neighbor and therefore contemporaneous with Bach's residency. The museum has many different types of displays and info including much you can listen to through high quality headphones. Definitely worth the price.

Visited April 2013
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“What a mess!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

The Bach Museum offers you a walk down Bach's past.
The entrance was free (which really was amazing?), and the audio tour offered is very good (for free as well).

The museum mainly deals with Bach's family, Bach's life, and the instruments in his pieces.
Having said that, the place was quite a mess- I found it hard to keep track which room is next, and some of the staff kept pointing the visitors to where they should go next.

I felt that more could have been done with the museum, as if more information about his own personal life, or how his life looked like, could have been added. Also, the museum have an interesting section describing how they are dating the scores etc- interesting, but again, would love to see more information.

The museum shop does NOT offer Bach notes for sale.

Visited March 2013
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Istanbul, Turkey
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“Best to do in Leipzig”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

You can see how he worked and how his works brought together. Nice to see his own hand-written notes. What I liked most was to learn that he used to cover his note papers with Ebru painting (an old special turkish style painting on paper - see the pic I uploaded). You'll get details of his life and have chance to listen some of his works. If you are in Leipzig, you should visit this museum and Thomas Church along with it. It just at the city centre.

Visited December 2012
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Bandung, Indonesia
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“Leipzig's Landmark”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Not much to say, I don't get in to the museum, just taking photograph outside, and looking at the Bach's statue.
But I guess who loves music should go in

Visited November 2012
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