Information about how to explore the collections including access to the online catalogue and instrument images.
Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments ranks among the world's most important collections of musical heritage. All the main types or musical sound-making device are represented, and are presented to the public in two museums.
All instruments from the University of Edinburgh Musical Instrument Museums' collection are catalogued in the MIMEd section of collections.ed.ac.uk
We currently have over one hundred video clips of historic stringed, woodwind, brasswind and percussion instruments being demonstrated and discussed by musicians.
Instruments in the Collection
The purpose of these brief lists is to summarise the musical instruments which can be studied in the Collection. Those not on display can be seen by appointment.