Yale Collection of Musical Instruments
15 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven 06520 Driving directions
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Tue-Fri 1pm-4pm, Sun 1pm-5pm - closed Aug, Thanksgiving Day, 25 Dec and university hols


Established in 1900, the rare Yale Collection of Musical Instruments assembles more than 1,000 decorative musical instruments documenting Western European music traditions from 1550 to 1900. On display are violins by Jakob Stainer (1661) and Stradivari (1736), together with an outstanding array of keyboard instruments dating back to 1569.


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