Museums

This is a non-exhaustive list of ‘famous’ violins in museums around the world.  These can be also found in a interactive Google map here.

Please feel free to send me updates and corrections to Stephen.Churchill@gmail.com.  As well I’d be happy to host relevant images of displays.

A word on general resources available on the internet.  Two very useful sites for researching museums are:



Click the link below for information on the size of the collection and any particularly interesting instruments.

Ratings:

***** – Must see!  Multiple famous violins, usually with a large collection.
**** – Very interesting, some famous violins, typically with a moderately sized collection.
*** – Interesting, some historically significant instruments or a large collection
** – Less interesting, often region specific
* – Limited interest, small collection of stringed instruments (dozens), no specifically ‘famous’ instruments.

North America

USA

South America

Argentina

Europe

Austria

Belgium

Croatia

Czechoslovakia

France

Germany

Italy

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Russia

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

UK

ASIA

Australia

Taiwan

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