musee des instruments de musique• 11 comments •
The, very unique, Old England Building used to be a department store. It is now the home to the Musical Instrument Museum, which houses approximately 1500 musical displays. We like to tinker around on our instruments, so this place was particularly intriguing to us .
It would be annoying to visit an instrument museum that didn't provide you with the ability to listen to some music. Thankfully, headphones are handed to each visitor upon entering and they work on a proximity system which activates a sample clip as you stand near each exhibit. It was as cool as it sounds.
The floor that we started on displays many types of harpsichords, pianos, and other stringed music-makers. The sounds generated from some of the older instruments paled in comparison to their intricate designs.
Visiting the museum really made us miss playing with our instruments. We can't wait until we're able to set them all up and start messing around again.