Min-On Music Museum

The Classic Piano Exhibition Room has a rare collection of antique pianos (fortepianos), such as the “Strohm” manufactured in 1793, and the “Pisa” Harpsichord manufactured in the 1580s. The full sweep of the development of keyboard instruments from the 16th to the 20th centuries can be viewed in one setting. Celebrated composers such as Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms and Chopin composed and performed on similar instruments to those assembled in the museum. Uniquely, the Min-On Music Museum’s antique instruments are not just on display, but are played on an hourly basis. Visitors also hear the sounds of antique automatic reproducing pianos, various kinds of music boxes from the 19th century, and the “Orchestrion” mechanical organ.