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Museo del Violino

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Address: Piazza Marconi, 26100 Cremona, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 0372 080809
10:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00

Museo del Violino Antonio Stradivari based in Cremona, is dedicated to...

Museo del Violino Antonio Stradivari based in Cremona, is dedicated to cremonese luthery of all time. At the same time it is a Museum, an Auditorium and a Research Centre about antique and modern luthery. It promotes the International "Triennale" competition of Violin Making Antonio Stradivari

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Very interesting and large show

Very interesting and large show , unique , all types of demonstrating of how to build violins, demonstrates violin music

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Yeshai S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting and large show , unique , all types of demonstrating of how to build violins, demonstrates violin music

Thank Yeshai S
Auburn, Alabama
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

This museum has a wealth of violins ! The ticket includes a wonderful audio system to guide you through the museum. Beautiful old instruments. I especially enjoyed listening to the different violins side by side . Amazing visit. No camera or phone camera allowed.

Thank Carol J
Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

The city obviously invested massively into this museum: modern facilities, lots of interactive tactile screens and a sensor activated audioguide. However, the place just doesn't have that much content. A few truly exceptional violins, a bit of history. If you are passionate about violins you'll enjoy it for sure, if not you may find it a bit underwhelming.

Thank Oliver R
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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

If you love violin, you must go, it gives you further knowledge of all famous violin maker, and many beautiful violin to look at. Tips: must use the audio tour machine or you missed a lot.

Thank 384annyt
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 December 2016

We visited this museum with our 12 year old. Although the collection was very nice, the atmosphere of the museum was unwelcoming. We really enjoy museum experiences when we can talk to the staff, when they are eager to answer questions and offer interesting information. The interactive parts of the museum were only partially functioning, so this was not a... More 

Thank Tyson G
Oakham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 November 2016

Even if you have never picked up a violin, like me, this museum is outstanding. The initial audio-visual 'corridor' where the screens light up as you pass and tell the story of how the violin evolved is extremely well done. From there you pass before a mock-up of a violin workshop complete with sounds and smells and then onto user-friendly... More 

Thank ge0rgiana
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

Modern museum, beautifully organised, so high tech that music plays as you move close to a violin. We also greatly enjoyed a Saturday violin concert held in the wonderful auditorium of the museum.

Thank Colin H
Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice museum in Cremona. Very well arranged exhibition, they tell you everything about violins, how they are made, and how they sound. A lot of computers and audiovisual presentations in a beautiful building.

Thank Munir A
New York
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

You do not need to be a lover of classical music to fully appreciate the extraordinary scope of this homage to the great violin makers of all time. To be able to see and to hear Stradivarius and Guarneri violins and cellos in a beautiful modern setting is well worth the trip to Cremona. The museum is new, beautiful and... More 

Thank ForeFood
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

Beautiful museum and concert hall. Phenomenal collection of instruments on display. Lovely very knowledgeable docents. Wonderful, wonderful place.

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