Musical instruments Go to the gallery

The passion, expertise and talent of artisan craftsmen are found in a wonderful collection in the section dedicated to music in the Nicolis Museum: around one hundred instruments and accessories which are the result of the inspiration that has always driven composers and instrument makers alike.

From the first dictaphones which recorded on wax reels, to the barrel organs, aerophones with keys, wind instruments.

Music from years gone by, to delight our ears and open our hearts.

Sound boxes

The first sound boxes were made by Swiss clock makers in the late 1700 and, from the beginning of the 19th century, those with the sound-production cylinders became popular household instruments.

Later in the 19th century, the sound boxes using replaceable holed disks were preferred, as they permitted listening to different tunes at a very low cost. (Juke box 800, musical boxes, singing birds, disks + cylinders).

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