Musical instrument links
- NMAH | Music & Musical Instruments
The Museum's music collections contain more than 5000 instruments of American and European heritage and also includes jukeboxes and synthesizers, square-dancing outfits and sheet music.
- Smithsonian Global Sound
Smithsonian Global Sound sells music from all over the world for 99 cents a track, with all royalties going back to the artist that created it.
- Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments
Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments spans over 500 years and all the main types of musical sound-making devices are represented.
- Royal Academy of Music
The Royal Academy's museum and research centre, display many items from their collections. All the instruments are maintained in playing condition and those which are not on loan to students or professional musicians will be on display.
- Horniman Museum Musical Instruments Collections
The Horniman Museum has over 7000 objects made to produce sound. The oldest instrument is a pair of bone clappers made in Egypt around 1500 BC and the most recent acquisitions include electric guitars and synthesizers from the 1990s.
- Royal College of Music
The Royal College of Music's Museum of Instruments houses an internationally renowned collection of over 800 instruments and accessories from about 1480 to the present.