FIRST-FLOOR GALLERIES NOW OPEN!
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!
What's on at the NMM
The USD Chamber Orchestra and Low String ensembles, Showcasing the works of Bach, Glière, Boccherini, Popper, and Vivaldi.
Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 11:00:00 PM UTC
Concert | The USD Department of Music Presents: CELLOBRATION!
The National Music Museum (NMM) will celebrate the opening of the Lillibridge Expansion at the NMM with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, Sept. 24 at 4 p.m.
Friday, September 24, 2021 at 9:00:00 PM UTC
National Music Museum | Lillibridge Wing Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
In the Groves Special Exhibition Gallery
Permanent Exhibitions Galleries
Step into the museum, and see how instruments cross time and space as means of personal and communal expression
Ruth Martens Lamont Gallery
From the church to the chamber: instruments in spirituality and the home
Richard Cutler Gallery
Worlds collide across the globe: concert venues, the international marketplace, and arenas of power
De Welch Knudson Gallery
A shining jewel: the Javanese Gamelan
Great American guitars of the past and present, and workshops of master luthiers across generations
Tom & Cindy Lillibridge Galleries
Who, how, and why: the foundation and mission of the NMM
Larson Founders Gallery
First Floor: Instruments in Our Lives
It's been a while, and we miss you. But hey! - we couldn't be more excited to see you again at the bigger, better, more magically musical NMM. With brand new facilities in the Lillibridge Wing, a bustling schedule of programming for all interests and ages, and completely reimagined exhibition galleries in the historic Carnegie Library, the NMM is excited to spring back to life as the place to explore, enjoy, and preserve the world of musical instruments.
As of August 30, 2023, we have opened Phase 1 of our permanent exhibitions - encompassing SEVEN all new galleries; the entire first floor of the Carnegie Building.