MuPop is a fiercely innovative museum which traces the history and evolution of music from the 13th century to the present day. Enjoy a trip back in time in the company of musical instruments and experiences !
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A museum dedicated to the history of music !
MuPop is a fiercely innovative museum which traces the history and evolution of music from the 13th century to the present day. Enjoy a trip back in time in the company of musical instruments and experiences ! The Musée des Musiques Populaires, which has the status of Musée de France, has the largest collection of musical instruments and memorabilia in France dating from 1750 to today.
Situated at the heart of the medieval town of Montluçon, MuPop is housed in an architecturally innovative building of renovated mansions and contemporary constructions. Spectacularly designed exhibition areas and interactive installations have been cleverly thought out to pay tribute to the popular music of yesterday and today.
By following several different experiences, visitors are taken back in time to discover the amazing history of popular music. Keen to appeal to both young and older visitors, MuPop also has a resource centre and a space reserved for young visitors with educational workshops.
Musical experiences at MuPop
The musical experiences provide a novel way to explore the musical repertoires and movements from the late 18th century to the 1990s. A time line leads through six areas, each presenting musical trends of a given historical period. These include Rural Communities, Ist Republic to 19th century, the electric revolution of the 1960s and music of the 1980s.
The melodious, rhythmic experiences feature visual and sound shows in which the floor vibrates and music bursts out of instruments to heighten the feeling of immersion. Album sleeves, posters and other musical memorabilia complete the scenario. Visitors can even compose their own musical programme via a system of individual headphones.