Poznań, Stary Rynek 45-47

The only Polish museum of professional and folk instruments, with over 2000 items from Poland and around the world. The ground and first floors are given over to harmoniums and brass and wooden wind instruments. The stringed instruments inlcude a selection of lutes dating back to the 15th century. A collectin of 160 pianos illustrates the development of the instrument from 1750 to the early 20th century. A seperate room holds the relics of Frederic Chopin such as documents and personal effects. The second floor rooms contain Polish and European folk instruments as well as fascinating instruments from all other continents. Rounding off the exhibit is a collection of mechanical instruments: music boxes, barrel organs, juke boxes, player pianos and gramophones.