No other museum in Europe hosts such a rich collections of strings from the Cremonese School. Violins, violas and cellos belonging to the Municipality of Cremona and to the “W. Stauffer” Foundation and made between the sixteenth to the eighteenth century by Amati, Guarnieri, Ruger and Stradivari.
Masterpieces donated to the City as part of the network “friends of Stradivari” with historic string instruments from private collections and institutions, and rarely displayed elsewhere to the public; Stradivarian shapes and tools donated by Giuseppe Fiorini; multimedia installations and a rich set of documents to guide children, visitors and experts in an extraordinary journey where music, sounds and images retrace the history of violins: from Cremona to the rest of the world.
Ten exhibitions areas: the origins of the violin, the workshop of the liuther, the circulation of the violin; the classic violin making tradition in Cremona; the treasure chest; the stradivarian remains; fall and rise of the violin making tradition; the triennial international contest of the violin making tradition; friends of Stradivari. The Museum includes a conference and auditions hall where the music of the Cremonese Masters can be heard during unique and inspiring rehearsals.
Piazza Marconi, 13
Closed on Monday (except for Easter Monday), 1st January, 1st May and 25th December