Ein Schiff am Wolfgangsee, St. Gilgen im Hintergrund. Sommerliche Atmosphäre. Das Wasser hat eine türkise Meeresfarbe

Music Instruments Museum

St. Gilgen, Salzburg, Österreich

The instrument collection consists of around 6000 instruments from all over the world, some of which are played in performance at the museum.

Music instrumentes give wings to human feelings. They give noise to the senses and enable us to be aware of feelings which otherwise remain deeply concealed in the soul. Theses are the exlusive emotions for which we have no word to express to ourselves or others.
How different the music of the peoples from around the globe with its won special sound and message is!

The international Musical-Instrument Museum of St. Gilgen invites you to partake in a unique musical journey around the world.

You will experience foreign countries, landscapes, peoples and their music steeped in customs and cultures.
Here the instruments are not only to be seen, you can listen to them being played. You can experience all this in guided tours especially arranged for individual groups.

To make that an unforgettable experience we have arranged short recitals, improvisation circles and an intimate evening programme.

June 1 to  September 30
Tuesday to Sunday 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

October 1 till  November 22 on request!

December 13 till January 6
Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.,

December 24 & 31,
9 a.m to 11 a.m open!

January 7 to May 31
Monday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.,
Friday: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.,
Sunday: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m

Accessibility / arrival

Coming from Vienna:
Take the A1 motorway towards Linz/Salzburg - leave the motorway at the Mondsee exit (265) – follow the B road to St. Gilgen

Coming from Munich:
Take the A8/E52 motorway to Salzburg - bypass Salzburg A1 towards Vienna – take the exit (274) at Thalgau towards Hof bei Salzburg – at the roundabout take the 158 road to Hof, Fuschl and St. Gilgen

Coming from Vienna or Germany: by train to Salzburg (Hauptbahnhof)
In the square outside the station take bus number 150 to St. Gilgen (Busbahnhof)

Coming from Salzburg airport:
Take bus number 2 to the Salzburg train station (Hauptbahnhof) – from there take bus number 150 to St. Gilgen (Busbahnhof)

  • Parking space: 2
Travelling by public transport
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    • Guided tour
    General price information

    Adults € 4,00
    Children € 2,50

    Payment methods
    Other payment methods
    Cash payment
    Discounts (Memberships)
    • Salzkammergut Sommer-Card
      adults € 3,00
      children € 2,00
    • Salzkammergut Winter-Card
      Adults € 3.00
      Children € 2.00
    Other special suitabilities

    seniors, wheelchair-driver, families

    Please get in touch for more information.


    Music Instruments Museum
    Aberseestraße 11
    5340 St. Gilgen

    Phone +43 6227 8235
    mobile +43 676 3058148

    Contact person
    Mr Askold zur Eck

    We speak the following languages


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