Isfahan Music Museum
Two famous Iranian musicians have collected almost 300 kinds of Iranian traditional musical
instruments during the past 20 years across Iran and used them as the main collection of
Isfahan Music Museum. This first music museum of Iran really deserves to be visited. The main
goal of this exhibition museum is to make people acquainted with visitors of all nationalities
who come to Isfahan. The small, private museum is very well organized and has knowledgeable
owners and hospitable staff. The gig in the museum studio is professionally set. The guided visit
to this site is worth every penny you spend. You can become familiar with a variety of Persian
musical instruments and sense the traditional Persian music with your hearts. You will enjoy a
live impromptu recital using Persian instruments. Thus you can feel the unexpected delight of
listening to Iranian traditional music when you attend this concert.
Isfahan Music museum visitors can also become familiar with the way certain musical instruments are built by the
hands of artists. You are allowed to touch the instruments, play music with your own hands and
fingers and have a truly magical and memorable experience during your visit to this unique
museum. It can be the highlight of your trip to Isfahan from which you can learn not only about
music but also about Iran’s history and culture. You can feel as a music player if you like it, so do
not hesitate to ask for playing in case you desire. But you have to call in advance if you want to
enjoy the live mini-concert. All in all, this place is a must in your plans of trip to Isfahan.
Visitors to Isfahan Music Museum are surprised by the variety of national and ethnic Persian musical instruments inside
the museum. This wonderful place is equipped with many instruments that do not exist even in
Europe or other continents. This museum displays Kamancheh (supposed to be the grandparent
of the modern musical instrument the violin), Tar (supposedly the forefather of the guitar),
drum-like instruments such as Tonbak and Daf which are loved mostly by the foreign tourists,
Ney, Santour, Harp and many other traditional Persian musical instruments. The descriptions
are written in both English and Persian languages. After a guided individual or group tour, your
visit will hone to perfection by small, friendly performances of traditional love songs and
Persian poetry by modern masters.
IMM was established in 2015 with enormous efforts and dedication of its founders. World
famous VIPs such as the director of Louvre Museum have also had the chance of watching live
traditional Iranian music in this fantastic museum. During the short period after its
inauguration, this museum has the honor of receiving two international awards, the most
recent from the International Council of Museums(ICOM) for being the best private museum in
There is also a nice coffee shop with savory coffee in this cozy museum where you can relax and
drink coffee or tea. You will even have the chance of purchasing handmade Persian musical
instruments to take to your country as souvenir.
So please come and visit us and enjoy the incredible live sounds of one of the most informative
and enchanting museum tours of the world.
Open daily 9am-9pm
Address: Shahid Ghandi Street, Mehrdad Street, Towhid Miani Street, Isfahan
Telephone: (031) 36256912