The National Music Museum is “one of the largest and most important collections of historical instruments in the world.” – New York Times
A bucket-list destination for musical-instrument lovers, an eye-opening discovery and delight for all others -- visit the NMM’s collections, Vermillion, South Dakota, when the museum reopens after expansion.
Plan to visit after the museum reopens! As the New York Times attests, the National Music Museum's “galleries teem with masterpieces.” From rare Adolphe Sax-made saxophones to this mammoth brass Holton sousaphone to the golden glow of a 1952 Les Paul Model Gibson guitar -- some of the finest instruments in history are preserved at the NMM, in Vermillion, South Dakota.
If musical instrument-makers had a Mount Rushmore, Antonio Stradivari (the most famous violin builder of all time), would be one of the faces. Four monumentally magnificent Stradivari instruments -- a violin, cello, mandolin, and guitar -- tower among the rare musical treasures in the National Music Museum, Vermillion, South Dakota.
Visit when the NMM reopens, and fine tune your sense of music history! Located in Vermillion, South Dakota, the NMM is one of the world’s finest collections of musical instruments, preserving 15,000 historic instruments as well as related artifacts: from the oldest-known playable harpsichord (c. 1530) to an exquisite 17th-century miniature keyboard to some of the rarest and grandest of European pianos of the 18th and 19th centuries.
March to a different drummer… From a 1725 British long drum to an American Civil War side drum to a giant Thai goblet drum or a gallery full of stunning Javanese percussion instruments -- the heartbeat of history and world cultures is preserved at the National Music Museum, in Vermillion, South Dakota.
A musical garden of earthly delights! From carved crocodile zithers and serpent cornetti, to goldfish-shaped harmonicas and strutting stringed peacocks, the National Music Museum’s preserves a veritable menagerie of musical instruments. Whether the finest of the familiar or the most exceptional of the exotic, the NMM’s musical-instrument collection -- in Vermillion, South Dakota -- is one of the world's best.
THE NATIONAL MUSIC MUSEUM IS NOW CLOSED FOR ITS UPCOMING ARCHITECTURAL EXPANSION AND RENOVATION .Museum reopening slated for 2021!Visit then, when the NMM will be even better and bigger.
Meanwhile, plan to attend the NMM's ongoing OFF-SITE concerts and movies, pop-displays and loaned exhibits.
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The National Music Museum is one of the most renowned institutions of its kind in the world. With more than 15,000 musical instruments in the overall holdings, the NMM's collections are among the best anywhere.
414 E. Clark St. (Corner of Clark and Yale Streets)Vermillion, SouthDakota 57069605 / 658-3450
The mission of the National Music Museum is to explore, enjoy, and preserve the world of musical instruments.
The National Music Museum is closed in preparation for architectural expansion!Read more here.
You're invited! NMM installation of Tommy Bolin tribute-guitar, Wed., Dec. 4
Fri., Dec. 13, 7pm, NMM Live! presents "Marvin Gagarin & Friends," holiday show, in Farber Hall/Old Main Bldg, USD campus, Vermillion
"Reunion in Cremona": Famed NMM stringed instruments now on exhibit at Italy's Museo del Violino!