Isfahan Music Museum: A Popular Tourist Destination
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - 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 private 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.
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 Iran.
Source: Iran Traveling Center