NOTE: Our Permanent Exhibitions are currently closed for construction and reinstallation. 

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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.


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. 

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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

Getting down to the brass tacks...


years of global, cultural heritage preserved through musical instruments


musical instruments and related objects from around the world


more interesting than you ever imagined musical instruments could be 

A High Note...

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