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Musical Instrument Museum

4725 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ 85050
A nickelodeon Piano Player

A nickelodeon Piano Player from the United States.

Photo credit: By Marine 69-71 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in Phoenix is the largest museum of its type in the world. The collection of over 15,000 musical instruments and associated objects includes examples from nearly 200 countries and territories, representing every inhabited continent. Some larger countries such as the United States, Mexico, India, China, and Brazil have multiple displays with subsections for different types of ethnic, folk, and tribal music.

MIM’s Mechanical Music Gallery features a selection of musical instruments such as player pianos, mechanical zithers, and cylinder music boxes that, by definition, “play themselves.”

The Artist Gallery features instruments, video concert footage, photographs, performance outfits, and other special items linked to well known musicians. The facility contains a 299-seat theater for concerts, which are held primarily after regular hours.

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