Musical Instruments

Find out about the Museum's musical instruments

This collection consists of Irish, British and French instruments. The Irish harp collection is especially significant and includes a small number of early wire-strung harps.

The harpsichord collection tends to focus on the 18th Century and includes some rare pieces.

The piano collection is well represented from the later part of the 18th Century onwards and the focus is on Irish makers.

The collection also includes a rare lyrachord and a small body of stringed instruments.