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Our brand new first-floor galleries are officially OPEN! The wait is finally over - come see the NEW NMM. Information on the galleries, hours, and more can be found on the VISIT & LEARN and EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS pages!

Our regular hours are fully in place - stop by between 10 and 4, Tuesday to Friday, or between 12 and 4 on Saturdays, to see our seven new galleries, plus our special exhibition space, concerts, events, and more! 

Get Instrumental

Our Collections Online

Thousands of objects from our permanent collections, from accordions to zithers and everything in between, can be viewed online in our eMuseum portal. Visit eMuseum here or explore the object categories below to view online records.


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Check back later to view our collections online!

Getting down to the brass tacks...


...of global, cultural heritage preserved through musical instruments


musical instruments and related objects from around the world

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more interesting than you ever imagined musical instruments could be 

Explore Collections by Category

A High Note...

The National Music Museum is delighted to announce the acquisition of the Myron Floren Archive and Accordion Collection donated to the museum by his youngest daughter Heidi, who personally transported them to Vermillion during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.

A bit of Dakota Pride

Checklists and Legacy Pages

Please note: Not all of the NMM's collections are in eMuseum. Some objects in checklist format and previously published articles, photographs, and other archival material, are not yet listed in eMuseum. View the legacy collections pages to access additional content that has not yet been transferred. 

Featured Objects

With unparalleled collections, archives, and other historical resources, the National Music Museum is a center for scientific, social, historical, and technical research on the history of musical instruments. 

Research at the NMM