treasure chest violins on display
treasure chest violins on display


piazza Marconi, 5, 26100 Cremona


Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday, Sunday and holidays 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Full price: 12€

Reduced price: 9€

School groups: 5€

Free admission for children under 11, excluding school groups


Full: 10€

Children (under 11 years old) and school groups: 5€

Cremona has been, for five centuries, the capital city of violin-making. At the Violin’s Museum you can discover the past and present of this excellent handicraft production, included in the Intangible UNESCO Heritage, through the direct contact with the great Masters and their masterpieces, following a well-balanced track of creativity and tradition, skills and knowledge, never stopped from the late Renaissance till today.

In the “treasure box” and in the room “friends of Stradivari” are displayed some artworks by Amati, Stradivari, Guarneri: it is the best collection in the world. Only here you can admire more than 700 drawings, shapes and tools used by Stradivari in his workshop. The modern and contemporary age is presented through the history of the violins, violas, cellos and counter basses awarded during the exhibition-competition promoted in Cremona in 1937 and during the International Triennial Competition (since 1976), the real Olympic Games of Violin-Making.

The perfect stage for the collections’ instruments is the Auditorium Giovanni Arvedi, a unique and fascinating place, where aesthetics and function are perfectly mixed. Here, in the week-end, you can listen to the sound of the Stradivari’s violins, played by extremely talented musicians. It is a very involving experience.

Precious artworks and multimedia devices, concerts, workshops for children and conferences: at the Violin’s Museum everything is designed to make the visitor live an emotional and involving path where instruments, sounds, perfumes and pictures can create history, dreams and emotions.


piazza Marconi, 5 - 26100 Cremona (Italia)

Tel. 0372 801801

Violin Museum website

Ticket office:

tel. 0372 080809