The World’s Only Global Musical Instrument Museum

About MIM

Located on Tatum and Mayo Boulevards in Phoenix, Arizona, the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) is the only museum in the world devoted to global musical instruments. MIM opened its doors to the public on April 24, 2010, and immediately became recognized as a fun, family-friendly, worldwide tourist destination. It includes exhibits for every country in the world, along with exhibits that offer an insider’s view of how some instruments are made, how they are played, or the varied contexts in which they are used.

What’s more, all guests are invited to play instruments from around the world in our Experience Gallery.

They can also see instruments from music icons such as John Lennon, Taylor Swift, Elvis Presley, Carlos Santana, and many more in MIM’s Artist Gallery.

MIM’s collection includes more than 15,000 musical instruments and artifacts, approximately six thousand of which are displayed at a time. Most MIM exhibits are enhanced by state-of-the-art audio and video technologies that bring to life the sounds and sights of the instruments on display.

You will be entertained, engaged, and enthralled. Welcome to MIM, the world’s only global musical instrument museum.


2013 Phoenix Magazine – Reader’s Pick Award for Best Museum

2013 Phoenix Magazine – Best Locavore Restaurant

2013 Phoenix New Times – Best Place to See Vintage Music Memorabilia

2013 Arizona Republic – Critic’s Pick for Best Venue for World Music

2013 Phoenix Business Journal – Best Places To Work (Small Business Category)

2013, 2012, and 2011 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

2013, 2012 Arizona Foothills Magazine – Best of Our Valley Winner (Museum Category)

2012 Phoenix Magazine – Best Fun Learning Experiences (workshops at MIM)

2012 Phoenix Magazine – Best Elvis Sighting

2012 Phoenix New Times – Best Use of Technology in a Museum

2012 – Reader’s Choice Award for Best Museum