All you need to know about Isfahan Music Museum

Set in a lively street in the old neighborhood of Jolfa in Isfahan (Iran's most important tourist city), far from the Naghsh-e-Jahan Square and the famous historic market of Isfahan, the new Museum of Music welcomes you. This small museum, in fact a "love letter to Iran's rich musical heritage", is more than just a wall-mounted instrument set up by Mehrdad Jeyhouni and Shahriar Shakrani, a native of Isfahan, who exhibited more than 300 samples of instruments. Music is all over Iran, many of which have not changed with what we see in old paintings and miniatures in historic sites in Isfahan.

Kamanche, pioneered as the inventor of violin and tar, is said to be an inspiration for guitar making, with a series of drums and animal-made drums, flutes or straws, nomadic camel bells and a magnificent harp all including There are cases in the luminous chambers and on the white walls of the Isfahan Museum of Music, with explanations in Persian and English for each, and visitors can access some of these less valuable musical instruments than others. To catch and play.

Visiting the Isfahan Museum of Music concludes with a small and intimate performance of traditional music and Persian poetry by Iranian professors for each group of tourists. Within a short period of time since its reopening, the museum has won two awards, the last of which was awarded by the International Council of Museums (Ikom) as the best private museum in Iran. This museum is the first private museum of music in Iran that has two halls called National Hall of Famers and Local Hall of Famers which includes a very diverse collection of Iranian instruments. Part of the museum is dedicated to introducing music lovers to the so-called "Singers' House" and in the museum's lounge music, visitors can enjoy live music.

The Isfahan Museum of Music consists of 5 main sections, which we will briefly explain.

  • 1- National Instrumental Hall, where you get acquainted with instruments from all over the geographical areas of Iran and you can get overwhelmed by these instruments, all works are presented in both Farsi and English language use.
  • 2- Local Music Hall, which is intended for Iranian folk instruments, is a hall for showcasing Iranian folk instruments and you can also listen to the local music of Iran with the audio and visual facilities of this beautiful hall.
  • 3- The local singers' house is for you to get acquainted with the music of Isfahan city, you can get acquainted with their works, biography and their influence on Isfahan music.
  • 4- Music Sera may be the most fascinating part of visiting the Isfahan Museum of Music for dear visitors, watching a live performance of pure Iranian music will undoubtedly bring you immense joy.
  • 5- Workshop If you are interested in how to build a musical instrument then be sure to visit the music workshop of Isfahan and learn more about how to build these instruments. The museum also has amenities such as a music store selling cultural products with the opportunity to purchase products, coffee shops and audio and video playback of various Iranian instruments.
Isfahan Museum of Music is a unique collection of different types of Iranian instruments in its wide cultural spectrum that makes it possible to hear the sound of each one apart from seeing and acquainting them with their geographical and background. It is worth mentioning that there are a variety of string, wind, percussion instruments, that apart from their musical value and antiquity, are also paintings by hand.

The instrumentation and separation of instruments according to each climate and their categorization and hearing each individual sound is a great opportunity to get to know each one. The museum includes various sections such as National Ballroom Builders, Local Ballroom Builders, Singers' Hall, Music Hall, Café, Shop, Home Photographer and Workshop.

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Isfahan Museum of Music, located at Mehrdad Street, Shahid Ghandi Street, No. 1

Opening Hours

09:00 - 17:00

Attraction Type

Cultural & Historical Museum

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