Musical Instrument Museum

In April of 2010, the Musical Instrument Museum opened its doors in Phoenix. This museum is the largest museum of its kind in the world to date. It is over 200,000 square feet in size and houses over 15,000 instruments and objects from the 7 continents. There are 2 cafes in which to enjoy lunch or a snack as well as a 299 seat theatre for the patrons concert enjoyment.

The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) was founded by Robert J. Ulrich, former CEO and chairman emeritus of Target Corporation. An avid collector of African art and a world museum enthusiast, Ulrich and his friend Marc Felix originated the idea for MIM after a visit to the Musical Instruments Museum in Brussels, Belgium. Their unique vision was to create a museum and collection that afford equal representation to the musical instruments and music of every country in the world. Using state-of-the-art audiovisual technology to show musical instruments being played in their original cultural context and delivering the sound of these instruments through high-quality headphones, MIM provides a one-of-kind experience to museum guests.

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  • Musical Instrument Museum
  • 4725 E. Mayo Blvd.
  • Phoenix, AZ 85050
  • 480.478.6000
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