The chronologically organized permanent exhibition In Search of the Perfect Sound offers visitors of all ages insights into the music history of the city of Leipzig and into the multi-facetted world of musical instruments. The most important eras of music history and instrument making are presented in 13 extensive chapters. In addition to experiencing a visual journey through time, a newly developed 3-D sound system allows visitors to listen to music from previous centuries.
The exhibition contains the following sections:
The extensive archives offer research possibilities and resources to the professional audience. Approximately 40% of the collection is currently displayed in exhibitions. The oldest pieces date back to the 16th century.
The Klanglabor (sound laboratory) offers visitors a hands-on experience by allowing them to try out various musical instruments.