Musical Instruments

Contents

The collection contains all types of instruments from the 16th to 20th century. The holdings stretch to more than 3000 objects.

Main collection areas

The department comprises one of the world’s largest collections of historical keyboard instruments, with numerous early fortepianos, predominantly of south-German and Viennese provenance. A further collection focus is formed by wind and string instruments from Nuremberg during the Holy Roman Empire, when it was a Free Imperial City.

Information and news about the collection

Musical Instruments Museums Online
RESEARCH

Musical Instruments Museums Online
Discover the world of musical instruments!

» Research project

Musical Instruments
PERMANENT EXHIBITION

Musical Instruments
Come and visit our exhibition on musical instruments! We look forward to seeing you there.

» Exhibition

Musical instruments documentation
RESEARCH

Musical instruments documentation
Technical drawings and x-ray images are available for purchase from the musical instruments conservation workshop.

» Further information

Musica Antiqua concerts
EVENT

Musica Antiqua concerts
Find out about the current concert programme and new CD releases of early music.

» programme (PDF)

Further objects from the collection

Clarinet
Viol
Harpsichord
German theorbo
Partners
GNM Highlight
aus der Dauerausstellung