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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, concerts, events, and more! 

The Jason & Betsy Groves Special Exhibitions Gallery is currently CLOSED in preparation for our upcoming special exhibition HIGH STRUNG: FIVE CENTURIES OF STRINGED KEYBOARD INSTRUMENTS

Music History Found Here

PHASE 1 OPEN AUGUST 2023

A New NMM

Ever since we closed our galleries to begin our ambitious renovation and construction projects, we've been looking forward to the day when the National Music Museum opens its doors once again. We know it's been a long wait, but words can hardly express how excited we are to bring to you a NEW NMM!

THE FIRST PHASE OF THE NEW NMM EXPERIENCE—THE FIRST FLOOR GALLERIES, EXPLORING 'THE ROLES OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS IN OUR LIVES' IS FULLY OPEN AS OF AUGUST 2023!

THIRTEEN
Incredible
Galleries

ONE
Incredible
Experience

The Roles of Musical Instruments
in our Lives

Musical Instruments as  Innovation

The Art and Craft of Musical Instruments

Reimagined displays showcasing...

Bringing Music, and the NMM, to Life

Reinventing the Experience

Since our founding in 1973, the NMM has worked hard to craft a superb collection of some of the finest, humblest, most unique and culturally significant musical instruments on the planet. 

Now, as we embrace our 50th anniversary, we are working hard to design new exhibitions, events, and programming that will be as thrilling, unique, and unforgettable as our collections. Covering the breadth of the places music and musical instruments have occupied through human history, we will take you on a journey through our musical past, present, and future. 

With 12 entirely redesigned and rebuilt gallery spaces to be installed in our historic Carnegie Wing, the NMM will showcase musical instruments as seen, used, heard, and explored by peoples across cultures, continents, civilizations and eras. As of August 2023, the entire first floor - featuring seven brand new galleries of permanent exhibitions - is full open!

Explore the photos and renderings below for a small taste of what's in store as we prepare to spring back to life and whisk you away through the magical world of musical instruments.

A new home for special exhibitions

THE Jason & Betsy Groves Gallery

For traveling shows, rotating programs, special events, and other invigorating content, we present...

Our New Experience by the Numbers

12,000

square feet of beautiful, state-of-the-art exhibitions

700+

artifacts on permanent display, from pre-Colombian America to the Global 21st Century

100%

redesigned and reimagined to bring your experience to life

Live the Music...
with Live Music!

Alongside our new exhibitions, we are thrilled to feature performances and programming in the beautiful Janet L. Wanzek Performance Hall. With magical acoustics, intimate views, and built in tech for recording, streaming, broadcasting and multimedia experiences, the Wanzek Performance Hall will be one of the premier venues available throughout our region.

Not just concerts, the Wanzek Performance Hall hosts lectures, receptions, demonstrations, conferences, and all manner of educational events!

Video Previews & Updates

Follow the Music, and Stay Tuned!

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Coming Soon

The Groves Gallery 

Special Exhibitions

Coming Soon

Permanent Exhibitions

Museum Guide

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COMING SOON

We could not fulfill our mission to explore, enjoy, and preserve the world of musical instruments without the help of you: our visitors, fans, and supporters around the globe. Reach out today and learn more about how you can make a difference at the National Music Museum!

Support our Exhibitions

Support our Programs

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WEATHER NOTICE

the NMM will be CLOSED until TUESDAY, 1/16

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