International museum and
library of music of Bologna

Museum / Info, opening hours and tickets / For the visitors

Ground floor


Inside the ticket office, on the ground floor, there is the music bookshop where it’s possible to choose among a selection of volumes and specialized publications and a large assortment of ad hoc products made to promote and give value to the collections of musical items displayed in the rooms of the museum.

Guide to the international Music Museum and library by Lorenzo Bianconi and Paola Isotta

Price: € 8,00



Individual visitors to the museum can rent audio guides in Italian and in English for a more thorough study of the museum’s exhibits, enriched by numerous musical contributions. With over three hours of recorded information, the audio guide allows the visitor to retrace about six centuries of the history of European music, listening to the comments on the collections of musical objects exhibited in the museum: the paintings from the picture gallery collected by Padre Martini that portray famous people from the music world; historical musical instruments; valuable collection of written materials: treatises, opera libretti, letters, manuscripts, autograph musical scores. In order to ultimately enrich the listening experience, the descriptions are accompanied by thirty-six musical excerpts of the most important composers such as Martini himself, Rossini, Mozart, Bellini, Vivaldi, Monteverdi and many others.

Price: € 4,00


COATROOM for single visitor

Inside the bookshop, a coat check service is available for large bags, book bags and luggage: visitors are asked to leave these items inside lockers which can be locked with a key by inserting a 1 euro coin (which will be returned upon opening the locker).


lower level

COATROOM for group

On the lower level, a coat check service is available to the group. Entrance into the museum with bags, book bags and luggage is not allowed: visitors are asked to leave these items inside lockers which can be locked with a key by inserting a 1 euro coin (which will be returned upon opening the locker).



The public toilet is on lower level.



On the lower level, there are drink vending machines available to the public.


More info


The museum is equipped with an elevator and toilet reserved for the handicapped.

Also, upon request, the personnel can see to the installation of a mobile ramp hat facilitates entrance to the museum.



Visitors are asked to remember that inside the museum:

> Smoking is prohibited

> The consumption of food and drinks is prohibited

> It is forbidden to touch the works displayed outside of the glass cases.



It is possible to take pictures and videos inside the museum - without the use of flash or other lighting devices - for personal use or research and educational purposes only.

To obtain reproductions of the works in the museum's collections or to request authorization of publication, it's necessary to send the request by regular mail or by email to the Direction of the museum.