Museum of Making Music

Before you can make music, you have to make the things that make music. Sure, you can sing, but unless you’re a chanting monk, it’s kind of nice to have some instrumental backup. The Museum of Making Music’s five permanent galleries trace the development of those instruments from the ’20s through the ’80s, when synthesizers made everything else irrelevant. Each gallery explores the popular musicians and innovations of the day, and the whole museum traces the history of the industry behind the recording industry.

Upcoming Events

  • Adrian Legg

    Saturday, March 30, 7:00 p.m.

  • Daniel Ho Trio

    Saturday, April 6, 7:00 p.m.

  • Seamus Eagan Project

    Saturday, April 13, 7:00 p.m.

  • Harpeth Rising

    Saturday, April 20, 7:00 p.m.

  • John Jorgenson Quintet

    Saturday, August 24, 7:00 p.m.


Day Hours
Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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