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Museum of Making Music

We recently visited Carlsbad to see the newly renovated Museum of Making Music. It is located within the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) headquarters. As you enter the lobby, you will see on the right the Museum Store and entrance to the museum. Make sure to obtain a stylus from the docent for the touch displays throughout the museum.

The Museum of Making Music describes their renovation as a place with “deeper stories, more hands-on interactivity, and a chance to connect to music making on a whole new level!” Our favorite gallery was the Sit & Play display where guests are encouraged to play instruments.

As you explore the gallery wings, you’ll see the heritage of music with digital media displays that contain oral histories and industry films. These digital assets are organized by Stories, Watch & Listen, and Artifacts. You’ll hear songs from the 19th, 20th, and 21st Centuries. As you complete your journey, you’ll have time to reflect on the progression of music history.

Learn more about their current and upcoming exhibits. Don’t miss their exciting series of events that feature industry leaders and artists.

Phone: +1 760 438 5996

Sun 10AM–5PM
Mon Closed
Tue 10AM–5PM
Wed 10AM–5PM
Thu 10AM–5PM
Fri 10AM–5PM
Sat 10AM–5PM

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