Instrument collection

The core of the collection of musical instruments at the Sibelius Museum are the donations presented by shipowner Curt Mattson and Professor Otto Andersson in the 1920s. The collection has expanded over the years, and today it contains over 1.950 instruments of which about 300 are on display. Most of the instruments are European art or folk music instruments, but the collection also includes specimens from all over the world.

The museum curator answers questions about the instrument collections.