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The »Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung« (SIM) is a research institution for musicology with wide-reaching fields of activity. Situated in a building designed by Hans Scharoun at the ›Berlin Kulturforum‹ between the »Berliner Philharmonie« and the Sony-Center, the institute is a place of historical and theoretical reflection and at the same time a place where both music performance and its study are conveyed to a broad music-loving audience. For the latter purpose, the »Musikinstrumenten-Museum« (MIM) provides an ideal forum, hosting various events, from academic symposia to lecture recitals with Early Music performances on period instruments of the museum’s collection to interactive sound installations.

The »Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung« is an institution of the    Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz.

Reopening of the Museum of Musical Instruments
on 2 June 2020

Special opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 2 to 7 p.m.
Tickets are available at the box office.

Tickets for events must be pre-ordered by telephone. Further information can be found   here.

Free short tours:
On opening days, from 3 to 6 p.m., museum guides are present who will be happy to answer your questions about our collection.

Further details on hygiene and safety measures can be found