The guided & animated tour of the museum
The museum brings together 500 musical instruments from around the world, from the best known to the most unusual, spread over 5 spaces: the shop, the exhibition hall, the first space, the musical nave and the planetary attic.
The first space is devoted to instruments by family. The guide will explain how they are made and where they come from. You will also be able to observe a magnificent chime of concert bells from China, a copy of a 2400-year-old instrument.
The Musical Nave, the jewel of this museum, was designed for the location by Robert Hébrard, a French luthier-musician. In the dark, you will be amazed by 6 giant instruments, which you will not find anywhere else. On to the concert! The guide will invite you to play a tune on the instruments.
Direction the first floor with a passage by the staircase in color painted entirely with the feather of birds? You will see a steel band playing alone as you approach and the planetary attic to discover the rest of the museum’s collection classified by geographical area. You can listen to music through headphones. Films invite you to discover how to play different instruments from all over the world. A video of the Montoire Festival will end your visit.