Virtual guide


11. Didactic collection “Museum of Musical Instruments and Music”

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Phone 0371 31840
Street and number Via Carlo Besana 8
City Lodi

The didactic collection “Museum of Musical Instruments and Music” is of recent formation, indeed its conception dates back to 2005, while the official creation and opening to the public took place in 2008.

The musical instruments displayed there come from a private collection belonging to the Farina and Pedrazzini families who, after more than thirty years of thorough research devoted to collecting of “musical exhibit”, expressed the will to use the collection for the creation of a permanent exhibition addressed both to schools and to curious people willing to learn about music.

Nowadays the museum has about 200 items on display, some of them being restored, while the record collection consists of more than 3.000 vinyl discs and the historical library counts about a thousand items among scores, books, and publications.

The collection is of remarkable value and is constantly updated and enriched with new items coming from all over the world, which, if necessary, are carefully restored, catalogued and, after the filling of a technical and scientific form, are put on display to the benefit of visitors. 

The exhibition is at present distributed over five rooms and aims at illustrating the differences and the ways in which the instruments are used and its goal is to help to understand not only the mere didactic and technical side, but also the evolution of the universal language of music.

The visit of the museum is possible only by previous reservation, both for individual visitors and groups, with a maximum of 25 visitors for each group.