National Museum of Musical Instruments Tickets

Museo Nazionale degli Strumenti Musicali, Piazza di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, Roma, RM, Italia -
  • Validity: 1 day
  • Priority access
  • Photos without flash
  • Accessible

What to expect

  • Use the reserved access to the National Museum of Musical Instruments and avoid long queues
  • Visit a wonderful collection of the rarest and most different musical instruments
  • Admire unique pieces such as the Barberini Harp or the Hans Müller's Cymbal
  • Once entered, spend inside the museum all the time you want

A journey through the history of the instruments

Music lovers and artists? Or just tired of the "usual" types of museums? This will be a stimulating and entertaining visit for the whole family, a journey to the origins of music, which has always accompanied the man in his history and is able to create emotions.

Starting from the earliest ancient depictions of musical instruments on high-reliefs or plaster fragments, passing through terracotta instruments that have fallen into disuse but still functioning as the horn and the double tibia, so full of mysterious charm; you will also admire exotic instruments from Africa and Asia, such as the ancient chinese four-string lute or the typical Japanese koto, belonging to the group of harps.
Do not miss the opportunity to admire very rare objects, such as the only existing reed pipe organ, or the nineteenth-century piece of glass harmonica, as well as a collection of 18th-century miniature instruments from Neapolitan cribs.
An entire room is also devoted to a piano made by its own inventor, Bartolomeo Cristofori, while in the other rooms there are guitars, lutes and cymbals such as the one by Hans Müller, or harps such as the famous Barberini Harp.

Different eras, different materials and different origins make this museum rich and interesting with over 800 exhibited works that will reveal mysteries and curiosities about music and its history.

What is included

  • Entrance with priority access
  • Full-time entrance and you stay how long you want
  • Reservation fees
  • Access to temporary exhibitions

What is not included

  • Guided tour

Available options

The following options can be purchased in addition to the tickets in the guided booking on this website.

Price reductions

Reduced/Half Ticket:

  • EU citizens between 18 and 25 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance)

Free Ticket (it is still required to pay the presale to skip the line) :

  • EU and not EU citizens under 18 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance)
  • Temporary and permanent teachers of Italian public and private schools equipped with the appropriate documentation issued by MIUR
  • Any handicapped person accompanied by the certificate of disability and the escort

To remember

  1. The ticket is valid all day until closing time of the Museum starting from entrance time.

  2. The entrance time written on the tickets may be subject to small changes depending on the actual availability of the Museum.

  3. For a satisfying experience it is recommended to reserve at least 1 hour and half to visit the Museum.

  4. The tickets will be sent via email within 24-48 hours after purchase (on weekdays) with instructions on how to get there and what to do to enter.

  5. We inform you that, once booked, the date and time selected are binding. Please pick up your ticket at least 15 minutes before the reserved entrance. Who does not respect the time booked will not enter.

  6. The Museum has a maximum capacity of people, in some periods of the year or special days you may experience short delays or waits not dependent on the Museum or Italy Tickets.